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Sewer Fatbergs (Giant Fat & Refuse Clogs)

ramonmercado

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A big one!

A "disgusting" fatberg with the same weight as a small bungalow has been cleared from an east London sewer.

Thames Water engineers said it took two weeks and "brute force" to unclog the foul-smelling mass of fat, grease and "unflushable" items from a sewage path in Canary Wharf. The fatberg had got stuck under Yabsley Street and could have spilled sewage into homes, engineers added.
Canary Wharf residents have been urged to be "careful what they flush".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-56124639
 

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Another big one.

A giant fatberg thought to weigh about 300 tonnes is clogging a sewer in Birmingham.

The mass of oil, grease and "unflushable" items such as nappies and wet wipes is blocking the system in Hodge Hill. Severn Trent said the fatberg was likely to be one of the biggest blockages it had dealt with. The firm said it is estimated to be 1m (3ft) high and 1,000m (1,094yds) long and could take until June to clear.

"It is a massive project and it is not resolved yet," operations manager Scott Burgin said. "This giant mass is the result of everyone occasionally washing and flushing the wrong things down the drains and not realising the impact that it is having."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-56952152
 

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Our chapel has a lot of trouble with people putting wet wipes down the loo and causing blockages.

Dad has to sort it out.

Please don't put wet wipes down the loo or my Father, a mild mannered gentleman, will be around with his chainsaw.
 
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