'Fatberg'

(15 Posts)
LaVolcan Tue 06-Aug-13 12:07:07

www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/23586290

What can you say but ergh ,yuk, gross. Glad I am not about to eat.

ariadneoliver Tue 06-Aug-13 16:12:34

That is pretty vile. I wonder if the residents of Kingston are especially fond of wet wipes or whether we are all sitting on top of a mountain of fat and wet wipes.

phantomnamechanger Tue 06-Aug-13 17:23:25

<boak>

GummyLopes Tue 06-Aug-13 17:25:49

I felt a bit sorry for it.

beachyhead Tue 06-Aug-13 17:40:17

Obvious hive of take away food and babies, Kingston upon Thames smile

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 06-Aug-13 17:44:21

I live near there but would like it known I never flush fat down a sink or use a wetwipe. grin

VivaLeBeaver Tue 06-Aug-13 17:49:35

I used to clear blocked sewers and I used to love big lumps of fat like this.....though never seen one that big. It's very satisfying to be able to scrape or jet them off.

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 06-Aug-13 18:09:41

Well, who would have guesssed that's what you used to do?
I imagine it must be satisfying, like a beautician squeezing blackheads.

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 06-Aug-13 18:26:39

It is on the local news at the moment.
Imagine your sewers backing up........

Fatberg. What a word!

edam Tue 06-Aug-13 22:54:43

A plumber told me he's never had so much work since companies started selling 'flushable' wipes.

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 06-Aug-13 23:12:39

Wow. Looks like something out of Dr Who. Just hanging there, all malevolent like.

ManifestoMT Wed 07-Aug-13 07:51:11

That will bugger up all the drainage modelling when it's removed.
The risk of flooding will reduce dramatically
Geek speak sigh

hackmum Wed 07-Aug-13 09:21:30

Revolting! But surely companies shouldn't be allowed to sell flushable wipes if they do this much damage?

And people really need educating about not putting fat down the sink.

specialsubject Thu 15-Aug-13 10:18:37

looks like people need educating about the difference between plumbing and bins.

nothing goes into the toilet except body waste and toilet paper. Nothing goes down the sink except water. Not rocket science..

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