Health and Safety

Flushable Wipes…….NOT!!

Clogging the System: The Feud Over Flushable Wipes

December 23, 2019 by Diane Peters

In the basement of the Center for Urban Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, a lone toilet sits on a raised, tiled platform. Darko Joksimovic, an associate professor of civil engineering, drops a clean bathroom wipe into the bowl and flushes. It swims down a 66-foot pipeline that includes two 90-degree turns and clears it in one go.

He then collects the soggy material and drops ...

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Protect Your Home Against Frozen Water Pipes

Protect Your Spigots From Freezing

Each winter, homes are damaged from water pipes that freeze, burst, and then leak. By taking a few simple precautions, you can avoid the mess, hassle and cost of repairing leaky pipes.

  • Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl space or basement.
  • Know where your water shut-off valve is located.
  • Outdoor hose bibs are susceptible to freezing. Learn how to insulate your hose bib by watching the Protect Outdoor Spigots video.
    https://www.savingwater.org/indoors/fixing-leaks/how-to-videos/
  • Never leave a garden hose attached ...
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