Your Fancy Butt Wipes Are Ruining Everything

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The Associated Press has the latest on the future of wiping, and it doesn’t look good: “Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.” And yes, they know whose fault it is. “We could walk right up, knock on the door and say, ‘Listen, this problem is coming right from your house,’” said one western New York sewer expert whose life is being ruined by those suddenly too good for the basics.