Hello Blog Readers, BOURBON STREET SURPRISE Lumps of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the storm drains was discovered during work on the very busy Bourbon Street after a bad smell was reported. Workers found that some restaurants had access to the storm drains and the foul smell w
Hello Blog Readers, GREASE TRAPS AND FATBERGS Water companies regularly carry out CCTV surveys and some very strange objects have been discovered in pipes and sewers. No grease traps have been reported yet! A 600 pound alligator was discovered in Texas, a bicycle, half a mini cooper c
Hello Blog Readers, REDUCING FATS, OIL AND GREASE (FOG) WASTE Over 60% of blockages found in the sewers are FOG related and highlights the importance of keeping FOG waste out of drains. Thames Water removes 80,000 blockages from the sewers each year. Installing a grease trap is the f
Hello Blog Readers! WHAT’S COOKING IN QUEENS Residents in the Queens area of New York are cooking up a big problem. The area has problems with blockages in the sewer due to large quantities of cooking oil being poured down sinks and drains. Grease waste is responsible for around 60
Hello Blog Readers! FOG WASTE Water authorities were called to remove a fatberg in Bierton, England. The fatberg was detected after residents experienced problems with flushing their toilets. The problem was caused by a blockage of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the sewer. When FOG
Hello blog readers! GREASE TRAPS Grease traps are a common feature in restaurants and busy food outlets. Grease traps or grease removal devices work by separating Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) from waste water. Reducing the amount of FOG waste entering drains and sewers is important an
Hello Blog Readers, Happy New Year! Thames Water last year visited over 200 restaurants and food establishments in a bid to reduce the number of sewer blockages in the area. Several restaurants did not have a grease trap installed and 43% did not know what a grease trap is used for.
Hello Blog readers, BUILDING A FATBERG This week’s blog is all about fatbergs. Two artists in the Netherlands have plans to create a man-made fatberg on an island as part of a design research project. The fatberg will be formed from fats that have been rendered to remove any impurit
Hello Blog Readers, We normally talk about all these related to grease traps and FOG and a number of articles online highlighted that wet-wipes are now adding to the fatberg problem. Last year sales for wet-wipes reached over 2 billion dollars in the US. WETWIPES Experts are now calli
Hello Blog Readers, There has been recent articles online highlighting the efforts water companies are taking to ensure the sewer remains working efficiently. When there is a build-up of FOG’s (Fats, Oil and Grease) in the sewer system this can result in the formation of a fatberg. T
Hello blog Readers, Fatbergs and Fog waste is a problem which is affecting not just the UK but other countries in the world. News stories on-line highlight that although some businesses and food establishments have installed and maintain their grease trap a lot of work has to be done
Hello Blog Readers The dangers of fatbergs and blockages have been a popular topic for our blog. I came across an article online reporting that a restaurant owner has been convicted for blocking sewers in a landmark case. The number of convictions are low for this type of off
Hello Blog readers! Today I came across an interesting article on the history of the sewage system in London. The need for a sewage system first came about due to the Great Stink! The smell was so bad at the time, in particular for members of the parliament that a bill was passed to
Summer is nearly over and for some of us going to a festival, food event or concert is a must. Did you ever wonder how much food and FOG waste results from one event, especially if no grease traps are about? In Athens, Greece, a collective group has started a FOG collection programme
Hello Blog readers, Another fatberg has been discovered in the UK this month. In South Hykeham, Lincolnshire, a team of workers had the unfortunate task of clearing a van sized fatberg from the sewer. The fatberg was found to be made from wet wipes, nappies and hardened cooking oil.
Hello blog readers! FOG is a problem that is not going away. Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) in high quantities cause a major problem to the sewage system when they harden and stick to the pipes in the sewage system. Cities such as London, New York, Dallas, Melbourne and Dublin have all h
Hello Blog readers! A new force is in town to help in the fight against fatbergs!! A former police dog has now joined the fight to sniff out fatbergs. Hector is a retired police dog who has been employment to help stop the blockages in the sewers that result from Fats, Oil and Greas
Another city in the UK has been attacked by the Fatberg!! Engineers in Durham had to dig through thirty yards of grease to remove a blockage that resulted in the drain collapsing. The source of the problem is believed to be due to local residents pouring fat down the drains over a per
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