The following is a Q&A is with Erwan Ouattara, ‎Executive Director at Aqualitec Screening Equipment, a California-based company that provides systems for flushable wipe issues.

1. When did your company first get involved in solving wipes problems?

In 2009, we got in touch with Mendocino Sanitary District which had trouble dealing with wipes. With no bar screen at their headworks, they were finding wipes all over the plant.

The wipes were especially damaging to the blowers. They were looking to install a bar screen, but had difficulties finding one because of the specific footprint – a deep and narrow vault.