WHAT NOT TO FLUSH: 'Flushable' labels are misleading

COLUMBIA CITY โ€” Flushable wipes. Flushable cat litter. Flushable toilet cleaners. Officials are finding out the hard way โ€” these items are not so "flushable."While Columbia City's wastewater system has struggled with these products โ€” it's been a worldwide issue."They have 'flushable' everything now," Columbia City Wastewater Superintendent Mike Cook said. "Sure, they'll make it through your toilet, but when they get to our system, it's creating all kinds of problems. They'll flush out of your home, go right into our pumps, and bind them up."To read the rest of this story, see the September 28-29 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.