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Wipes in the Pipes



    Americans spend about $5 billion in wipes each year, but it's costing municipalities millions of dollars in problems. News4's Liz Crenshaw reports. (Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014)

    A billion dollar convenience product is costing millions of dollars in problems.

    There is a wipe for just about every cleaning problem in your home, but as Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw found, the popularity of wipes is a growing problem for the sewer system.