This is a taster of the Thames Water infographic explaining what we should be flushing down the loo and pouring down the drain as part of their ‘Bin it – don’t block it’ campaign.
Cooking fats, along with household items such as wet wipes and nappies, are routinely being thrown down the drains. These become giant blockages, called fatbergs, which can become the size of a bus and can lead to floods of sewage. Thames Water states that it costs around £12 million a year to deal with such fatbergs. Watch the video below to find out more about fatbergs and check out the full infographic too.
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