Elegant cities are destroyed by fatbergs because of the love of rich residents for luxuriously padded toilet paper
Elegant cities are destroyed by fatbergs, thanks to the love of wealthy residents for luxurious quilted toilet paper and wet wipes
- The sewers in Chelsea, Cheltenham and Harrogate are plagued by fatbergs
- One of the biggest fatbergs discovered in the chic city of Sidmouth, Devon
- Experts say that cause is luxury toilet paper that does not break down in water
Sophie Law for Mailonline
Chic cities are suffocated by huge fat mountains as a result of the well-being of wealthy residents for expensive padded toilet paper and wet wipes.
Last week a fat mountain was found that was longer than five double-decker buses that blocked a sewer in the seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon.
One of the biggest fatbergs ever found, it takes an estimated eight weeks to remove it.
The enormous blockade, fueled by the luxurious lifestyle of wealthy inhabitants, is the latest discovery in the chic cities.
Last week a fat mountain was found that was longer than five double-decker buses that blocked a sewer in Sidmouth, Devon (photo)
The water company bosses say fatbergs are forming among luxury cities because of the tendency of residents to make better-quality toilet paper that do not easily break into water
Sewers in Chelsea, Cheltenham, Harrogate and Henley-on-Thames have been plagued by fatbergs in the past three years.
And the water company bosses say fatbergs are forming among wealthy cities because of the tendency of residents to make brands of better-quality toilet paper that do not easily break into water, according to The Sunday Times.
Andrew Roantree, director of sewage from South West Water, manages Sidmouth sewerage, told The Sunday Times: "These fatbergs seem to crop up in more upscale cities. & # 39;
The social demography of fatbergs is complex – we also see them in deprived areas – so we want to find out how modern lifestyles cause them & # 39 ;.
The company has asked the University of Exeter to analyze the enormous fat mountain in Devon.
Luxurious quilted toilet paper, together with pre-moistened wipes covered with cooking oil, seem to be the main cause of these massive sewer blockades.
South West Water has asked the University of Exeter to analyze the enormous fat mountain in Devon (photo)
Experts say it's ultra strong & # 39; paper is a huge problem because they can never fall apart in water – that's what sewers are designed.
Many of the expensive brands can & # 39; forever & # 39; remain intact because other materials attach to it and balls clot and grow.
Rae Stewart, from Water UK, told The Sunday Times: & # 39; Polyester baby wipes and so-called rinsable wet wipes are the worst.
Andrex Washlets were made by the American company Kimberley-Clark and rejected the claims that the wipes caused blockades.
But Roantree claimed that the wipes stay moist without weeks & # 39; fall apart and urges people to use these products, along with padded toilet paper & # 39; in a trash can, not in our sewers & # 39; to do.
Andrex Washlets were made by the American company Kimberley-Clark and rejected the claims that the wipes caused blockages
What are fatbergs?
In 2017 a 250-meter-long fatberg weighing 130 tons was found famous by blocking a Victorian era sewer in East London and it took nine weeks to remove it.
Fatbergs are large lumps of fatty acids in the sewer system that can become as hard as concrete and are caused by fat, oil and grease that is thrown away in sink and drainage in the wrong way, and then accumulate over time.
The enormous blockages also arise when people place things like grease, wet wipes, sanitary napkins, diapers and condoms, washbasins and toilets.
In 2017 a 250 m long fatberg weighing 130 tons was found famous by blocking a Victorian sewer in East London and it took nine weeks to remove it.
Part of it then went to the London Museum and was praised for the increasing number of visitors.