News Briefs: New Mexico Man Steals Utility Truck and Crashes It

Also in this week's sewer and water news, Proctor & Gamble's settlement on a class-action lawsuit offers Charmin's flushable wipes buyers a refund

A man from Albuquerque, New Mexico, faces 15 charges including reckless driving and criminal damage to property for stealing a Bernalillo County Water Utility truck and crashing it.

Authorities say a city employee was loading a truck while the keys were in the ignition and the 27-year-old man, Daniel Hass, saw an opportunity to steal the vehicle. After taking control of the truck, he crashed it into three other cars.

Settlement Reached on Class-Action Flushable Wipes Lawsuit

As a result of a class-action lawsuit settlement, Proctor & Gamble will refund anyone who has bought Charmin’s Freshmates Flushable Wipes in the last seven years.

The lawsuit claims the wipes aren’t actually flushable, and the company will refund up to $30 per person with proof of purchase, or up to $4.20 for those without proof.

Michigan City Under Boil-Water Advisory After Main Replacement

The city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is under a boil-water advisory after city workers repaired a water main break that caused a temporary loss of water pressure.

City officials say the boil notice was only precautionary and there haven’t been any tests confirming bacteria. They expect the advisory to be lifted by Jan. 9.


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