England: 300 Tons Of Oil Blocks City Sewers!
In the UK, the water administration responsible for water supply management and wastewater treatment announced that the city of Birmingham’s sewage was blocked by 300 tons of oil and the cleaning process would take weeks.
Seven Trent said: “Teams from Severn Trent are working hard to clear a giant oil mountain blocking a sewer in Hodge Hill, Birmingham. It is believed that the oil mountain, which is one meter high and estimated to be over 1000 meters long, weighs about 300 tons, equivalent to 250 family cars. The true extent of the congestion will not be known until it is removed but it is probably one of the biggest bottlenecks Severn Trent has dealt with. The teams are dealing with the oil mountain all day but the cleaning is expected to continue until June ”.
The clogging was noted to be caused by cooking oils and greases adhering to products that do not dissolve in the sewage, including wet wipes, cloths and sanitary products.
Severn Trent said that this huge oil mountain was found thanks to sensors in the sewage system and that engineers were working day and night on the subject.
Sewer pipes located at a depth of 8 meters are cleaned with the help of special pumps.
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