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Why can’t we just flush it?

September 9, 2009

Athens News was recently asked the question below, though not in so many words. This, you could say, is our own interpretation:

Why, in the birthplace of democracy and the land of ancient marvels, am I forced to endure the indignity (not to mention the smell) of having to toss the tissue I used to wipe my bum into tiny garbage pails filled with other people’s sodden, stinky scraps?

That is a very good question, and Athens News has the answer.

But first, we would like to ask you what you think, so click on the polls below to weigh in on this mystery.

Then scroll down to the bottom to read the answer to our query.

The president of the Athens Plumbers’ Association, Thanasis Strumboulis, said that one can’t flush paper mainly because of the different, and often small, diameters of sewer pipes in many areas.

The answer seems logical enough. We apologize for any disappointment.

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 9, 2009 13:29

    So, are they planning on starting to lay wider sewer pipes or should we just accept it and keep flushing our papers down the loo until someone gets the message?


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