DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - We're working for you looking into how cities are spending millions of dollars unclogging flushable wipes from sewage systems.
Officials say sanitary products can clog the sewage pumping systems that don't have grinding pumps.
Without those pumps breaking apart thick materials, clogs occur.
We talked with Greene County sanitary engineers who say these clogs can be costly.
"We've had to spend money on overtime. We have had damage to our pumps before," said Jim Fox, Deputy Director, Greene County Sanitary Engineering.
We did some checking and called around to several other counties to see how much of a problem these wipes can cause.
Miami County officials say there have been no sewer backups, but they have had to pull out those heavy wipes.
Officials from Darke, Preble and Springfield all say the clogs from these wipes aren't really a public issue, but more of a problem for individual homeowners.
Montgomery County says wipes are not the only thing to blame for clogs.
Typically, a clog is caused by a combination of things.
Officials recommend not flushing any type of sanitary product down the toilet, even if it's labeled flushable.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.
Fairhaven Church is donating 1,500 bins of clothes, household gifts, and toys to families in the Dayton, Springboro, and Northmont school systems.