Unclogging Toilets at $400,000 a Flush Hits Navy’s Costs

Unclogging Toilets at $400,000 a Flush Hits Navy’s Costs
U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by MC2 Ridge Leoni

New toilets on the Navy's two newest aircraft carriers clog so frequently that the ships' sewage systems must be cleaned periodically with specialized acids costing about $400,000 a flush, according to a new congressional audit outlining $130 billion in underestimated long-term maintenance costs.
 
The Navy isn't sure the toilet systems on the USS Gerald R. Ford and the USS George H. W. Bush can withstand the demand without failing frequently, according to the watchdog agency's report on service sustainment costs released Tuesday.

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