SR-SERIES removes solid fat and grease
1 September 2016
The enormous fatberg, which was around 330ft in length and 9.5" thick, was taking up half the width of the sewer pipe. In total the ten day programme, which included other equipment and labour costs, racked up a $45,000 bill.
Nik Shelton, spokesperson for Anglian Water, explained how blockages in the pipe caused flooding in the area. He said: “This pipe has been an ongoing problem for us and there have been flooding incidents in the area as a result. When fat gets poured down plugholes it congeals and sticks to the sewers creating blockages. “We have used our own jetting equipment many times to clear this pipe, but now some of the fat has hardened meaning we needed to bring this ultra high powered jet in to clear it. “We hope that our customers will see this and understand the problems fats in our sewer system cause. “If you have any left over grease or fat from cooking, our advice is to allow it to cool and solidify before scraping it into your bin or recycling caddy.”< Back to newsarchive