Thames Water has revealed this huge congealed mass of fat and litter was found under an 80-metre stretch of Shepherd’s Bush Road, in west London.
A team of sewer experts spent most of last week battling the giant fatberg, fighting it with high powered water jets.
It was removed to prevent the sewer flooding, which would have involved nasty sewer waste filling the homes and businesses of Shepherd's Bush. So thank you fatberg fighters.
The water firm says unblocking sewers costs London £12 million a year. So next time you consider flushing a wet wipe, or a tennis ball, think of the words of Dave Dennis, Thames Water sewer operations manager, "London – bin it, don’t block it."
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