Forensic evaluation of three separate sets of bar screen samples collected at McMillan Pumping Station on March 12-13, 2019 revealed similar results on average to those reported in 2016 NYC study 1.
In this JEA-KCC study, baby wipes made up 37% of all material counted on average, with flushable wipes totaling less than 1%.
During the three separate samplings, influent flow to the station varied by almost a factor of two due to an earlier rain event on March 11th, however this rain event appears to have had little impact on the outcome of the study.
This study fully supports going forward with the partnership education program between JEA and KC focused on a message of ‘don’t flush baby wipes’.
Read the study here: