Fat is blocking up Stratford - The Stratford Observer

Fat is blocking up Stratford

Stratford Editorial 7th Mar, 2017   0

FAT is the question when it comes to being blockage free in Stratford.

Severn Trent has been busy cleaning the sewer pipes in the town which have become clogged up with discarded fat.

Aaron McCusker, senior network technician for Severn Trent, said: “Fat and grease are good for lots of things, but one thing they’re definitely not good for is our sewers.

“When poured down the sink, they quickly solidify and cause blockages in the pipes, which are a lot smaller than people might imagine, and this can lead to the nightmare that is sewer flooding for you or your neighbours.”

In the past year Severn Trent has been called out to nearly 50,000 blockages across its region, and has found that, across Warwickshire, the sewers are full of fat.

And as a result, Stratford has experienced some 30 floods with customers still at risk if the problem continues.

Mr McCusker added: “We want people to remember the 3 P’s – that only paper, pee and poo should go down the loo, and all fats, oils and greases from cooking should be binned rather than tipped down the kitchen sink.

“By doing that, you’re helping to prevent your or your neighbour’s home from being flooded.

“Shakespeare famously said, ‘all the worlds a stage, and men and women are merely players’ so if we all play our part, we can work to make sure Stratford can be blockage free!”

The company looks after 57,000 miles of sewer pipes and collects 32,000 litres of waste water every second, so making sure its network is well looked after is important in making sure that its customers are protected.

Severn Trent encourages its customers to keep bins in the bathroom and offers a solution to fats, oils and grease by giving away free gunk pots. Visit savewatersavemoney.co.uk to apply for a free pot.

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