New Strains on our Wastewater System
To combat COVID-19, people are using more and more disinfecting products to keep themselves healthy and safe. However, proper disposal of cleaning items is crucial to maintaining our vital infrastructure. The DRSCW, in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, created this graphic to share the new strains on our wastewater system due to the pandemic.
This graphic is also available to download as a PDF.
Along the same lines, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) created an educational video: “No Wipes Down the Pipes!” MWRD President Kari. K Steele shows how products other than toilet paper do not sufficiently break down or dissolve in water.