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posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:10 PM
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Coronavirus in California: Toilet paper alternatives cause sewer problems

Some desperate California residents resorted to using shredded T-shirts in the absence of toilet paper during the coronavirus crisis – but ended up wiping out a sewer line.


“Anything aside from toilet paper works to create a sewer backup, putting our larger sewer system, our water system and our community at risk for another health crisis,” according to the city.

Among the many issues that can exacerbate what is already being dealt with, something seemingly insignificant can quickly get out of control and "wreak havoc", especially when it is infrastructure integral to the sanitation of a city.

What other issues are going to arise amidst the chaos?

ETA: This may seem amusing or an SMH anecdote, but it is "little" things like this that become a very serious health issue when they get out of hand.
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posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified
Coronavirus in California: Toilet paper alternatives cause sewer problems

Some desperate California residents resorted to using shredded T-shirts in the absence of toilet paper during the coronavirus crisis – but ended up wiping out a sewer line.


“Anything aside from toilet paper works to create a sewer backup, putting our larger sewer system, our water system and our community at risk for another health crisis,” according to the city.

Among the many issues that can exacerbate what is already being dealt with, something seemingly insignificant can quickly get out of control and "wreak havoc", especially when it is infrastructure integral to the sanitation of a city.

What other issues are going to arise amidst the chaos?


And who are the idiots that think it is ok to flush a shredded t-shirt?



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Oh my...I remember having it drummed into my head as a kid never to put kleenex into the toilet, as it would plug it up...t-shirts? Oh my people...a little thought, please



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

What does anyone honestly expect? Some things that are absolutely vital to the progress of our species and country have been left far behind.

Like:
Any sort of culinary aptitude
Financial literacy
Civics
Verbal and written communication
General maintenance of vehicles and to the point of the op, domiciles.



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:48 PM
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And who are the idiots that think it is ok to flush a shredded t-shirt?


I don't know as it can be considered that they thought about it. It was just an automatic spurt of creative action on their part. I think that most have little thought at all about what happens once the flush lever is pushed. It's gone and out of my life.

Reminds me of that old CSNY song, was it Judy Blue Eyes? The line ''Do you think she loves you? Do you think at a-a-alllll?"


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posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: JinMI
Evidently, you can add common sense to that list as well.



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 01:52 PM
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You ain’t seen nothin yet

T shirts in the sewer will be the least of the problems

People who are thick enough to ‘scream at the sky’ make up the bulk of population in the cities

Once vital services and supplies dry up - even for one day - their reactions will be astounding



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: Breakthestreak
You ain’t seen nothin yet

T shirts in the sewer will be the least of the problems

People who are thick enough to ‘scream at the sky’ make up the bulk of population in the cities

Once vital services and supplies dry up - even for one day - their reactions will be astounding
truth



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Breakthestreak

True, and couple that with the current run on guns and ammo, it gets a little worrysome.



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 02:17 PM
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Jesus less than two weeks in they are shredding clothes and flushing them? wth California.



posted on Mar, 20 2020 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Can't they learn from their fellow Californians and just poop on the sidewalks?

California is not sending us their best and brightest.



posted on Mar, 21 2020 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: Klassified

Can't they learn from their fellow Californians and just poop on the sidewalks?

California is not sending us their best and brightest.



That's ironic.

About 15/20 years ago I was listening to Adam Corolla when he was on loveline, and they were talking about having taken a trip to the midwest where everyone was so nice, and he posited then it was because the midwest sent all their douchbags to the coast.

I guess we are reaping the rewards of that now. We sent our jerks out there, and now they're sending their craptastic progeny back.




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