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Fear The Fatberg, So Trash The FOG

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British utility company Thames Water revealed that it found a fifteen ton blob of fats, oils, and grease (FOG), and other trash items; or what it terms a huge “fatberg;” which clogged a 19×28 inch (48-70 centimeter) sewer by approximately 95 percent of its capacity.

Residents, please alleviate strains on municipal sewers by trashing your FOG and other trash items like baby wipes instead of draining or flushing them.

For lovely photos from Thames Water and its often thankless job of keeping sewers operational, see its flickr page.

[photo via walt74/flickr]