The story paints a pretty horrific picture, telling of a sewage treatment worker who used a rake to clear a bunch wipes -- still intact -- stuck to gears, and walls, and rails at a facility.
To combat the caca chaos, the City Council has introduced legislation that would prohibit some wet wipe products from being advertised as flushable (not an outright ban on the wipes), and the city's environmental officials are planning to launch an awareness campaign compelling New Yorkers to toss their beloved butt wipes in the trash, the Times reported. Or you could just throw them out the window and onto the street, right? Just kidding. Please don't do that.
So basically, if you give a crap about the city, stop flushing your butt wipes.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and hopes everyone does their part in avoiding a crap disaster. Send news tips to him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.