Briefly: Colorado lawmakers approve “don’t flush” labels for disposable wipes

Colorado lawmakers joined six other states this month in agreeing to label widely used disposable wipes, warning consumers that they should not be flushed. With the backing of bipartisan sponsors, including democratic Sen. Dylan Roberts, as well as republican Sen. Perry Will, the bill received final approval in the house this month and is awaiting signature by Gov. Polis.

The bill, SB23-150, is welcome news to water and sanitation districts in the state, who have had to find ways to combat the clogs that the wipes create in sanitation systems. Eagle River Water and Sanitation District was among those advocating for the bill in an effort to protect their wastewater treatment systems.

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