LONDON | ‘Don’t feed the fatberg’: Huge mass blocks English sewer
LONDON—January 08, 2019— A British official says a giant “fatberg” — a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long — has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England.
Andrew Roantree of South West Water says it will “take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions.”
He urged the public not to pour grease down the drain or flush baby wipes down the toilet, adding: “Don’t feed the fatberg.”
The revolting fat mass was discovered in drains in the coastal town of Sidmouth.