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University blames tp for plumbing woes

May 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM   |   Comments

BOULDER, Colo., May 6 (UPI) -- The University of Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of "defective" toilet paper blamed for $40,000 in plumbing problems.

The university's Board of Regents filed the lawsuit last week in Boulder County District Court alleging the toilet paper, distributed by Waxie Enterprises Inc. and manufactured by Royal Paper Converting Inc., was to blame for overflowing toilets in 27 academic buildings on campus, The (Boulder) Daily Camera reported Friday.

The suit, which names both companies, claims the damage to the plumbing from the "defective" toilet paper cost more than $40,000 to repair.

"In one instance, the University of Colorado was required to saw-cut concrete and excavate sewer pipes in order to remove an auger from a sewer line that was so bound up and clogged with toilet paper that it became stuck in the plumbing line," the suit states.

A Waxie Enterprises official said he was unaware of the lawsuit and declined to comment on the allegations, the Camera said.

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