British Utility Discovers 130-Ton FOG Blockage

The ‘fatberg’ clocks in at around 10 times the size of a massive blockage Thames Water found in 2013
British Utility Discovers 130-Ton FOG Blockage
Thames Water recently discovered a 130-ton lump of fat and wet wipes blocking a portion of its collections system. (Photo by Thames Water)

In 2013, Thames Water in England found a bus-sized lump of fat in a sewer. The 15-ton obstruction of food fat and wet wipes was one of the largest ever discovered by the utility, and an eight-person crew needed three nights to remove it.

The “fatberg” remained an extreme...

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