Normally toilet tissue will completely break apart after being in water for
a short period of time. But these so called 'moist toilet tissues' now for
sale in some supermarkets do not dissolve at all.
Will the sewerage system in north London U.K., deal with these Strong type
moist tissues o.k., or is there likely to be trouble with blocked pipes,
I suspect once they hit the main collector line, it's large enough that it would
cause no more problem than all the other non-water soluble stuff that gets
I had to auger out the smaller line between the house and the street once. Ended
up being plugged because the SO was using these and they ended up catching on a
Are these the circular, diameter maybe 3 inches, "Tucks", or
something larger? How much larger?
I guess if these things really do catch on burrs, etc, then maybe
a ziploc bag nearby to put them (used) in *might* be worth
a try? They come already-wet (witch hazel, I was once told),
and maybe wouldn't stink so much if the bag were then "zipped"
shut (after most air compressed out, of course)?
I took a trip to Guatemala once, and down there you're
told to put even toilet paper in the waste-basket -- NOT
to flush down the toilet (sewer etc can't handle it?).
I was using a corruption of Tesco when scripting my misssive. Many on this
side of The Pond, particularly on some islands off the mainland coast, spend
much time purchasing their daily needs there.
They are creeping into CA as "Fresh and Easy" or something similar. Not
quite sure how they sit as major grocery stores planet-wise at present. No
prizes for guessing No.1 - Walmart, number 2 I think is Ahold with a battle
for number 3 between Carrefour and Tesco.
Very interesting when talking to folk in Beijing where these stores are
opening and also sourcing foods for other markets.
If you mean the ones like Baby-wipes, they are not advised for flushing.
Especially if on a septic system. Yes, they can block pipes. We have
problems with Marines on ships doing that all the time <grin>.
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