Fatberg discovered beneath Hull streets

Fatberg discovered beneath Hull streets

Fatberg discovered beneath Hull streets

Yorkshire Water has urged people to stop flushing wet wipes down the toilet after a huge fatberg was discovered beneath the streets of East Hull.

Fatberg discovered beneath Hull streets
Yorkshire Water.

The large blockage was found near Hull’s Suffolk St, and had caused sewage to leak out into nearby gardens.

Similar incidents have been caused by people flushing fat, oil and grease down the toilet.

Yorkshire Water says it dealt with more than 2,000 blockages in Hull postcodes in 2020.

Mark Hammond, head of customer field services at Yorkshire Water, said:

“This incident shows the significant impact flushing wet wipes can have on the sewer network and the potential knock-on effect of leakage in the local environment, which understandably caused distress to the people affected.

“We would urge all our customers to only flush the 3Ps – pee, poo and paper – down the toilet and to throw any wet wipes they use in the bin to reduce the likelihood of blockages such as this.”

After Yorkshire Water’s team removed the blockage sewer levels returned to normal and a full clean-up was conducted in the gardens impacted by the leak.

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