A disgusting giant mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 metres long, dubbed a “fatberg” has been found blocking a UK sewer.
British officials estimated it would take two months to clear the “monster” blockage, discovered in southwest England in the coastal town of Sidmouth.
“[It will] take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions,” said Andrew Roantree of South West Water.
He urged the public not to pour grease down the drain or flush baby wipes down the toilet, and to “Only flush the 3Ps: pee, paper and poo”.
“Don’t feed the fatberg,” Mr Roantree added.
It will take a sewer team around eight weeks to dissect and dispose of the obstruction. Source: South West Water via AP
It comes after a 250-metre fatberg was found in sewers beneath Whitechapel in east London, in 2017.
A chunk of that later went on display at the Museum of London, nestled inside transparent boxes.