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Defective Toilet Paper Foils Sewer Pipes at the University of Colorado

Don’t be downwind of the University of Colorado in Boulder. Since the spring semester of 2009, janitorial workers have been dealing with a sticky, ahem, stinky situation.
The university filed a lawsuit last week against Waxie Enterprises Inc. and Royal Paper Converting Inc. for defective toilet paper, which has caused the university more than $40,000 in major plumbing and sewer repairs. A total of 27 buildings on the Boulder campus were affected by the faulty toilet paper causing toilets to clog and overflow. As a result, the university was left with no other option but to saw-cut concrete and excavate sewer pipes that were so blocked up with offending toilet paper.
The complaint filed in Boulder District Court alleges breach of contract and negligence, and asks for an award of more than $40,000 plus costs.
One could presume that as with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the university might now be on the search for toilet paper that isn’t too thin, isn’t too tough, but is just right.

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