Disposable Wipes Causing Problems for Knox Wastwater Department

City_of_Knox_LogoThe City of Knox may need to change out a pump at the lift station near the industrial park soon due to items being flushed down toilets and clogging the lines.

Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons says the problem is with disposable wipes that seem to be originating from Binkley Subdivision.

She says wastewater department employees have gone door to door in an effort to raise awareness of the problem, but it continues to be an issue.