OOWA has given its support to the Municipal Enforcement Sewer Use Group’s (MESUG) Wastewater Industry Statement on Flushable/Non-flushable Products. The wide-spread and growing use of what are labeled by producers as ‘flushable’ products is creating a significant financial and maintenance burden on municipal wastewater treatments systems. These are wipes that do not break down and eventually clog pumps and interfere with the proper treatment processes of wastewater. Our residual hauler members are quite familiar with these products and the harmful and costly affects they have on their equipment. In light of our support of their statement, MESUG has included language that now specifically mentions the onsite and decentralized industry. We are happy to support the advocacy efforts of MESUG and look forward to providing them with further insight from our industry in the development of new standards for these products. For more information on MESUG and their efforts, please contact Barry Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 519-661-4480 ext. 306.
See the other organizations supporting MESUG and read the Canadian Statement. (PDF)