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Utah Campaign Seeks $150K To Combat Clogged Sewer Lines

A group that promotes water quality in Utah has asked the state Legislature for $150,000 to educate residents against disposing non-flushable products in toilets amid clogged sewer lines. The Deseret News reported Monday that the “Toilets Are Not Trash Cans” educational campaign is aimed at teaching flushers not to dispose of wet wipes, feminine products or unused pharmaceuticals in toilets. Officials say unwanted pharmaceuticals such as hormone therapy drugs are also causing environmental problems in Utah by leading to the feminization of male fish and other aquatic species. The state legislative committee heard the funding request Monday and expects to provide additional consideration.