Thames Water declares victory over ‘monster fatberg’

Thames Water’s nine-week battle against the “monster fatberg” in Whitechapel has come to an end. The fatberg below the east London street, found in September, was a solid mass of fat, oil, wet wipes, condoms and other sanitary products. The water company said the work took longer than expected due to the damage the fatberg […]

London’s fatberg monster to be melted down to biofuel

A 250-metre long fatberg blocking a London sewer will be converted into around 10,000 litres of biodiesel. That’s according to Thames Water, which says the congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products in Whitechapel will create enough green energy to power 350 double-decker buses for a day. Around a third of […]

Fatty sewer monster found under London streets

  One of the UK’s largest ever fatbergs has been found blocking a sewer in East London. The congealed mass of fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms discovered in Whitechapel stretches for 250 metres and weighs 130 tonnes – this is longer than Tower Bridge and heavier than 11 double decker buses. Thames Water […]

Fatberg straight ahead!!

An awareness campaign against ‘fatbergs’ in the sewers of East London has seen a 26% reduction in pipe blockages. Thames Water says almost 70% of people in parts of Newham, Redbridge, Havering, Epping Forest and Barking and Dagenham say they’ve changed their behaviour when it comes to disposing of cooking fat and wipes as a […]

Giant ‘fatberg’ cut out of London sewers

Repairs to London drains began this week after a giant ‘fatberg’ as big as a bus was cut out of the London sewer system. Called Britain’s “biggest ever” fatberg by Thames Water, the rancid block of food fat and wet wipes was removed from drains under London Road in Kingston. The disgusting fat had reduced […]