Flushables Podcasts

  1. Wet Wipes Clog Sewer Systems
    11/3/2015

    Wet wipes, and premoistened personal wipes, now ubiquitous alongside toilet tissue in the supermarket aisle, are causing problems for wastewater plant managers. They are incompatible with sewage treatment technology and they’re forced to spend the millions of dollars each year to pull gobs of wipes out of their systems.

  2. An Answer For 'Flushables'
    10/21/2015

    In the past decade, wastewater professionals have been confronted with a drastic change in the debris coming through their facilities as consumer “flushables” have become a nightmare. Darby Ritter of Smith and Loveless discusses a potential solution.

  3. Grinding Wipes To A Halt
    10/19/2015

    Ken Biele, CEO of JWC Environmental, discusses solutions to the growing problem of equipment-clogging disposable wipes.

  4. 'Flushable' Mess: How To Clean Up The Nondispersible Wipes Issue
    10/20/2014

    The flushing of nondispersible wipes has become the biggest problem for collection systems operators over the past few years, and it’s only getting worse. Kevin Bates of JWC Environmental discusses the issue and offers potential solutions.

  5. How To Wipe Out 'Flushable' Wipes
    9/18/2014

    More than two years ago, Jefferson Parish, LA, installed Flygt Experior pumps at their worst-performing lift stations — sites that were plagued by clogging, overflows, and daily maintenance requirements. One of the main culprits was nonwoven fabrics, aka "flushable" wipes, which have become a nationwide nuisance for wastewater utilities.

  6. Modern Pumps For Modern Problems
    11/16/2012

    Chris Caldwell of Sulzer Pumps / ABS USA discusses common and emerging problems associated with pumps, the importance of energy efficiency, and the broad range of solutions his company offers.