Running a nursing home can be a challenging assignment. From the health and safety of every resident and staff member to the daily task of maintaining a sprawling facility – it’s a demanding job. With all the tasks managers face, the proper disposal of wastewater is probably not top of mind. However, more and more nursing homes and hospitals are facing challenges with the proper disposal of sewage.
Today’s wastewater is full of more flushable wipes, rags and trash than ever before. Add low flow toilets and higher strength wastewater and you get America’s “new sewage.” All that debris is causing more breakdowns and blockages in sewer lines. Our love of disposable cleaning products, flushable wipes, cleaning wipes and other convenient one-time use, “flushable” items is taking a terrible toll on sewer systems. It’s particularly challenging at nursing homes which need cleaning wipes and disposable items to ensure the safety and comfort of their residents.