Huge fatbergs removed from sewers in Fife town

 

More than 20 tonnes of fat have been removed from sewers in St Andrews.

The operation is part of a Scottish Water project to reduce the amount of fats, oils and grease being put into the sewer network in the town.

The project, which involves businesses having grease trapping equipment installed, aimed to stop 160 tonnes of fat being poured down the drain.

Scottish Water said the debris removed is equivalent to the weight of 28 adult elephants.

 

Businesses included restaurants, cafes, hotels, fast food outlets, academic institutions, supermarkets, and nursing homes.

Mike Will, Waste Water Operations General Manager at Scottish Water, said, “Collectively, businesses spent around £500,000 fitting new or bigger grease trapping equipment. That highlights just how much they care for their community. 

“As part of this fat-free drive Scottish Water carried out a major sewer clean in St Andrews. We hope this prevention and cure approach will make for a much healthier and slimmer sewer network and a significant reduction in the number blockages.”

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