Please Don’t Flush This Down The Toilet
Fatbergs are created when you flush down wet wipes or “flushable” wipes down the toilet and they get caught up in your pipes with a combination of any oils, fats or grease poured down the sink or debris like dental floss, cotton tips, vegetable or food cuts.
All the materials bind together and it can lead to the formation of a rock-hard mass (a fatberg) in the plumbing network that creates a massive block.
In Brisbane, Queensland Urban Utilities recently reported that in one year it removed 360 fatbergs across the council’s sewer lines. That’s a significant portion of the 4000 blockages in QUU sewer pipes each year, costing $1.5 million.