OTTAWA -- Facts and figures on flushable wipes and Canadian waste-water treatment facilities:
-- Number of waste-water plants in Canada: 3,700
-- Average amount each of them budgets annually for clogs suspected to have been caused by wipes: up to $80,000
-- Cost to some communities per clog: $5,000
-- Products plumbers and waste-water officials say they often find stuck in pipes: condoms, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, dental floss, cotton swabs, diapers, personal wipes, bandages, medicines, kitty litter, food waste, cooking grease, paint
-- What they say is safe to flush down the toilet: toilet paper and human waste
-- source: waste-water treatment operations, City of London, Ont.