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. FOG PROGRAMME In the

Hello Blog Readers Seasons greetings from Grease Guardian! With only a few days left before festive dinner preparations get underway water authorities have reported the risk of flooding and fatbergs is higher during this period. Yorkshire Water has distributed fat collection containers in a bid to prevent the waste being poured down the drain.  Fats,

THE FATBERG ISLAND

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 impurities and therefore less likely to

WIPING OUT FATBERGS

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 calling for more information and labelling to

FOG WASTE AND WET WIPES

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.  There has been numerous fatbergs removed from the

THE SEWAGE SYSTEM AND GREASE TRAPS

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 treat

FATBERG STRIKES AGAIN IN THE UK

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.  What some households and food establishments

FATBERG ATTACKS AGAIN

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 period of years.

Hello FOG Blog Readers! I have been inspired to write this FOG Blog because of a recent surge in fatbergs in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead that is costing Thames Water £1million each month in maintenance and clearing costs. For those who are not aware of what a fatberg is, it is a