Gloria Cristelli

Keep the wipes from the pipes

Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA), the nonprofit organization that does water-quality monitoring from the Williams River in Rockingham to the Whetstone Brook in Brattleboro, is concerned about water issues from all ends of its source.

This is true during COVID-19. All of us use our toilets, and then we flush, and the water goes down on its journey back to the water cycle.

Unfortunately, thanks to the COVID-19 spread, we are seeing a new item in our water: disinfectant wipes.

If you are like many of us in the more rural areas and have our own septic systems, those wipes might very well clog up your system. Read the following provided by members of the Watersheds United Vermont (WUV), a statewide watershed group:...

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Not only are infrastructures and people hurting after Tropical Storm Irene, our rivers were also injured when entrapped in manmade obstacles, unable to overflow their banks to do what water does in a watershed: find its lowest level. The rushing water swept hazardous waste into the rivers and streams,

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