This Wednesday the 27h February 2019, Grease Guardian are delighted to be attending “Fighting the FATBERG”. The conference is being held at Cranfield University.
‘Fighting the Fatberg’ is the 2019 edition of the British Water FOG Conference.
‘Fatberg: A very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets’. This definition recently appeared on the online oxford dictionary after the sewers blockages caused by FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) and non-biodegradable solid matter, went to display at the Museum of London and caught the interest of the media. Since then, the Fatberg has reigned and the topic of FOG has continued to create a high-level of interest (and concern) as our sewers are continuing to be affected by misuse. Sewers are only designed to take away the three p’s – pee, poo and paper and when sewers are misused, fatbergs form and can cause blockages that restrict the flow of wastewater in the pipes leading to sanitary sewer overflows, property flooding and contamination of water bodies with sewage’ (www.futurewaterassociation.com)
Grease Guardian are delighted to be attending this conference which aims to bring together a wide range of industries which are ‘Fighting the Fatberg’. Discussions will be based on two international approaches to FOG management (US and Australia) and the latest strategies from the water companies leading in customer engagement and behavioral change. We will also hear from those who have direct responsibility for controlling FOG, best practices on kitchen management and design and how to move forward to achieve zero uncontrolled discharges from sewers by 2050.
As we already know, Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) is a complete monster in our sewers and we have been consistently spreading the message of Fatberg dangers. As the picture above highlights, FOG causes complete havoc in the sewers and drainage systems, now is the time to stop this disaster.
To hear more on the fight against FOG, contact Grease Guardian HERE