Macomb County issues lawsuit on wipes manufacturers following massive clogs

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Candice Miller, Commissioner of Macomb County Public Works, released a statement today that she has issued a lawsuit on wipes manufacturers due to improper labeling. In the lawsuit, Miller references a 19-ton mass of wipes and grease and another 1-ton mass of wipes that Macomb County’s sewer system spent $100k removing back in 2018/2019.

Miller clarifies, “We are not trying to get the companies to stop making wipes. We want them to change the label and make it clear that these are not to be flushed. Some of the packages even say that they are safe to be flushed, but only one at a time. Well, the reality is, these things combine together in our systems and cause huge problems. Please, change the labels and help solve this problem.”

The companies listed in the suit are as follows:

  • Dude Products Inc.
  • Nehemiah Manufacturing Company LLC
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Proctor & Gamble Company
  • Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
  • Professional Disposables International Inc.
  • Rockline Industries Inc.
  • S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
  • C.B. Fleet Company Inc.

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