Never Flush WipesNever Flush Wipes<div class="ExternalClassCD7E5EA643CE4367B37E235EC571A2E8"><p>The flushing of disposable wipes is a problem for sewage systems around the world. Many wipes are labelled "flushable", but don't easily break down in the sewer system. They clog pipes, damage equipment and spill sewage into the environment.</p><p>In partnership with Pitt Meadows, Metro Vancouver is working on a pilot behaviour change campaign to tackle this problem. Just launched this September, the pilot uses a little humor to ask people to put wipes in the garbage, not the toilet. </p><p>The pilot will run until the end of November and includes posters in public washrooms across town and a roving pink port-a-potty with wipes messages that will appear at various Pitt Meadows events.</p><p>Metro Vancouver will be measuring the amount of wipes coming into our Baynes Rd pump station to determine if the pilot is working, and outcomes will be used to develop a regional campaign for 2016. </p><p>Find a must-see video and other materials at <a href="http://www.neverflushwipes.ca/?utm_source=newsletter37&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">neverflushwipes.ca</a></p><p>Join the conversation <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/neverflushwipes?src=hash" target="_blank">#neverflushwipes</a></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue37-unflushables.jpg2015-09-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386;L0|#0d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386|Issue 13;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0CF1227B50BB47BB8F7047BC197BE6EF"><p>​Many household and hygienic wipes are labelled "flushable", but don't easily break down in the sewer system. They clog pipes, damage equipment and spill sewage into the environment. Wipes belong in the garbage. Visit <a href="/services/liquid-waste/preventing-problems-pipes/wipes/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">neverflushwipes.ca</span></a> for more. </p></div>0