‘Fatberg’ Removed from London Sewer
A bus-sized lump of wrongly-flushed festering food fat mixed with wet wipes was removed from a sewer in south London. The ‘fatberg’ had formed in drains under London Road in Kingston, and if it not been discovered Thames Water say it could have caused sewage to flood homes, streets and businesses in the leafy suburb.
The blockage was discovered after residents in nearby flats complained they couldn’t flush their toilets. Thames Water said CCTV investigations under London Road found the mound of fat had reduced the 70x48cm sewer to just five per cent of its normal capacity.
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