Anchorage asks people to be careful what they flush

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Officials in Anchorage have reported that the city’s sewer system is clogging up because people are flushing wipes and other items — a problem worsened by the pandemic as people continue to spend more time at home.

Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility spokesperson Sandy Baker said up to 6,000 pounds of wipes entered the sewer system daily since the coronavirus pandemic started.

“We saw a small uptick in wipes when the pandemic started,” Baker said last month. “But this is a year-round problem for us.”

The wipes combine with grease, oils and fats which can block pipes if not...


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