Hello Blog Readers, BOURBON STREET SURPRISE   Lumps of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the storm drains was discovered during work on the very busy Bourbon Street after a bad smell was reported.  Workers found that some restaurants had access to the storm drains and the foul smell was from the FOG waste collecting


Hello Blog Readers, GREASE TRAPS AND FATBERGS Water companies regularly carry out CCTV surveys and some very strange objects have been discovered in pipes and sewers. No grease traps have been reported yet! A 600 pound alligator was discovered in Texas, a bicycle, half a mini cooper car and false teeth are some of the

Hello Blog Readers, REDUCING FATS, OIL AND GREASE (FOG) WASTE Over 60% of blockages found in the sewers are FOG related and highlights the importance of keeping FOG waste out of drains.  Thames Water removes 80,000 blockages from the sewers each year. Installing a grease trap is the first step in stopping FOG entering drains.


Hello Blog Readers! WHAT’S COOKING IN QUEENS Residents in the Queens area of New York are cooking up a big problem.  The area has problems with blockages in the sewer due to large quantities of cooking oil being poured down sinks and drains.  Grease waste is responsible for around 60 percent of blockages and back-ups


Hello Blog Readers! FOG WASTE Water authorities were called to remove a fatberg in Bierton, England.  The fatberg was detected after residents experienced problems with flushing their toilets.  The problem was caused by a blockage of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the sewer.  When FOG waste accumulates it will grow into a fatberg which

Hello blog readers! GREASE TRAPS Grease traps are a common feature in restaurants and busy food outlets.  Grease traps or grease removal devices work by separating Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) from waste water.  Reducing the amount of FOG waste entering drains and sewers is important and reduces the risk of flooding, back-ups and foul

Hello Blog Readers, Happy New Year! Thames Water last year visited over 200 restaurants and food establishments in a bid to reduce the number of sewer blockages in the area.  Several restaurants did not have a grease trap installed and 43% did not know what a grease trap is used for. FOG PROGRAMME In the


Hello Blog readers, BUILDING A FATBERG This week’s blog is all about fatbergs.  Two artists in the Netherlands have plans to create a man-made fatberg on an island as part of a design research project.  The fatberg will be formed from fats that have been rendered to remove any impurities and therefore less likely to


Hello Blog Readers, We normally talk about all these related to grease traps and FOG and a number of articles online highlighted that wet-wipes are now adding to the fatberg problem. Last year sales for wet-wipes reached over 2 billion dollars in the US. WETWIPES Experts are now calling for more information and labelling to


Hello Blog Readers, There has been recent articles online highlighting the efforts water companies are taking to ensure the sewer remains working efficiently. When there is a build-up of FOG’s (Fats, Oil and Grease) in the sewer system this can result in the formation of a fatberg.  There has been numerous fatbergs removed from the