Sightings of a wipesquatch, a monstrous clump of messy wipes, have dramatically increased recently. On Thursday, officials released another chilling video of a suspected wipesquatch, also known as a Clog, at a wastewater treatment plant in central Minnesota.
Sauk Center, along with 10 other Minnesota cities, has raised their pitchforks and torches against the dreaded Clog. And unrest appears to be growing amongst the workers who maintain the pipes and pumps in wastewater systems.
While stories of Wipesquatch sightings only appear on April 1st, clogs caused by flushing wipes are real. Disposable wipes — used for personal hygiene, housecleaning, and more — cause major problems when flushed down toilets. Because they don’t break down the way toilet paper does, these wipes clog homeowner and municipal sewer pipes, put stress on community wastewater collection and treatment equipment, and cause cities to spend thousands on premature equipment repair and replacement.
How can you help? Do not flush "flushable" wipes. Learn more on our wipes page.