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Non-flushable items cause problems for RVMA sewage plant

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An overabundance of non-flushable items making their way to the waste water treatment plant continues to be a concern for Redbank Valley Municipal Authority officials.

RVMA vice chairman Lum Adams said last week that a constant accumulation of non-flushable debris is causing problems at the sewage treatment plant.

“Things were bad before the coronavirus hit, but it’s been getting worse,” Adams said, noting that while all kinds of items have made their way to the plant, the most abundantly observed has been disinfectant wipes used to clean household surfaces.

 

“Everybody has these sanitary wipes, and they look like flushable wipes that some people use, but they are not biodegradable,” he continued.