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.
It will only get worse as more residents gain access to motor vehicles. Adherence and enforcement of traffic laws would do wonders at keeping drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe. Otherwise, one must be diligent when crossing the street.
UPDATE: Below is a cool two minute video of traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam played to Looper’s “Mondo’77”.