Thousands of tons of sewer blockers cleared

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More than 6,000 tons of wet wipes and other sewer blockers made their way into Southern Water’s sewer network between April and November 2014 – the equivalent in weight of 2,000 hippos.

Of this, 2,155 tons were cleared from wastewater treatment works in Kent, 2,018 tons from Sussex ,1,853 tons from Hampshire and 165 tons from the Isle of Wight, arriving via the sewers after being flushed down toilets.

Wipes and things like sanitary products, cotton wool and cotton buds can block sewers, causing serious problems – potentially leading to pollutions or flooding of homes and gardens as sewers back up and overflow from manholes.

 

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