Saturday, June 17, 2017
What not to put in the sewers
Take wet-wipes: these don't decay but just clog up the pipes as was demonstrated above. Then there's fat and grease: if you flush it away with a kettle-full of hot water it just gradually cools until it makes a ball of fat underground.
Now most of these will flush away in a heavy rain but some of the tougher items could clog up the pumps and the largest fat-balls have to be dug away by some poor worker.
So treat the sewers like you would a yacht heads: with care.
Of course our next question was what is the most interesting thing you've found in the sewers and the answer was quite a lot. Take this pile by the exit ladder:
Above they had a display cabinet with some of the more interesting items that have been picked up:
Seriously, who looses these things down the sewer?