Sydney suburbs where residents clog the sewage system by pouring oil, grease and grease waste down the drain – so who are the worst offenders?
- Top three suburbs for sewage clogging: Cabramatta, Carramar and Newington
- 40 percent increase in wastewater system blockages during lockout
- Found surprising items: a mattress, dentures, mobile phones, glasses and balls
- Sydney Water has since installed 1,000 sewage blockage detection devices
Sydney’s worst suburbs for clogging sewage with grease, oil and grease have been called and shamed by authorities.
According to new figures, the top three worst cities for household cooking waste dumping were Cabramatta, Carramar and Newington.
Results show that most of the suburbs are in southwest Sydney, where there is 50 percent more fat, oil and fat waste than the rest of Sydney.
Authorities have revealed that Cabramatta (pictured) is the worst city for fat, oil and grease dump, followed by Carramar and Newington
The top 10 list showed that most of the suburbs were located in southwest Sydney. Picture: blockage from the sewer
This was followed by Claymore, Bankstown, Englorie Park, Canley Vale, Homebush West, Fairfield East and Milsons Point to complete the top 10.
According to Sydney Water, the Covid-19 lockdown caused a 40 percent increase in the wastewater system, with 2,500 between January and May 2020.
Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent to solve the problem.
At the height of the lockdown, Sydney Water saw a 40 percent increase in blockages (pictured) with 2,500 blockages between January and May 2020
Top Ten List: Cabramatta, Carramar (pictured), Newington, Claymore, Bankstown, Englorie Park, Canley Vale, Homebush West, Fairfield East, and Milsons Point
“The build-up of wet wipes, facial tissues, sanitary products, newspapers and paper towels, along with fats, oils and grease – that people pour down the drain – can cause blockages and ‘fatbergs,'” Water Minister Melinda Pavey told. The Sunday Telegraph.
Ms. Pavey said this could lead to sewage overflowing into local waterways and homes.
Over the past year, Sydney Water found items such as a mattress, dentures, cell phones, glasses and golf balls. Pictured: Blockage removed
“The three Ps are the only thing we should flush down the toilet – pee, poo and toilet paper,” she said.
However, in the past year, items such as dentures and cell phones have been found by operations personnel, Sydney Water’s Emma Demo said
They even found a mattress.
“Some of the things we’ve found in the wastewater network over the past year are pretty bizarre, everything from dentures, golf balls, and even a mattress,” she said.
“We also found cell phones, towels, underwear and glasses.”
‘The waste water system is not intended for a mobile phone or dentures. We urge people to be vigilant and understand that doing something wrong in the toilet can have major consequences. ‘
As a result, Sydney Water has installed 1,000 sewage blockage detection devices in sensitive areas.
The devices have since found 45 blockages, according to their recent annual report.
Southwest Sydney has 50 percent more fat, oil and fat waste compared to the rest of Sydney. Pictured: Third Place – Newington
Top 10 cities
5. Milsons Point
7. Englorie Park
8. Canley Vale
9. Homebush West