Flushed socks puzzle University of Alaska

Hundreds of socks found in sewer system cost an estimated $15,000 in damage and labour

University of Alaska officials are “at a loss” over what to do about hundreds of socks being flushed in washrooms. Maintenance Superintendent Bill Cox estimates that the socks, which have been showing up in the sewer system at the university’s Fairbanks campus since December, have cost at least $15,000 in labour and damage to equipment. “We just can’t imagine what someone’s doing,” he told the Daily News Miner.