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Wet wipes: Water UK calls for us all to take responsibility
Water UK, the representative body for water and sewerage providers in the UK, has issued a statement in response to recent adverse press regarding the content, use and disposal of wet wipes. Speaking on Tuesday, the organisation's director of corporate affairs, Rae Stewart, said:
"Water companies spend billions of pounds every year improving water and sewerage services in this country, but our sewers are just not designed to handle these new wipes which clog up the system.
"Sewer blockages end up costing the country about £100 million every year so it's clear that something needs to change.
"We can all take action to combat the problem - water companies can help improve education about what should and shouldn't be flushed, manufacturers can make labelling clearer and create products which break down in water, and individuals can bin the wipes rather than flush them."
10th May 2018