Is Britain facing a fatberg epidemic
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2019年1月11日星期五

英国是一个Fatberg流行的边缘吗?

现在全国各地的多次发现表明Fatbergs可能成为英国水资源公司的常见问题......

伦敦水实用程序Thames Water2017年底制作了头条新闻,发现了一个怪物,250米长的Fatberg。

With a chunk now double cased (thankfully) and taking centre stage in the Museum of London, many thought that would be end of the problem.

Now multiple discoveries across the country suggest that fatbergs could become a more regular problem for UK water companies despite common warnings to customers not to flush fats, oils and grease (FOG) down drains.

什么是Fatberg?

A fatberg is defined as “a large mass of fat and solid waste that collects in a sewer system”, the word fatberg was even announced as one of 533 new words to be added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Fatbergs are huge masses of solid waste that clog up sewage systems. They are made up of congealed fat, grease and oil, as well as wet wipes, sanitary towels and nappies that have been flushed down the toilet. Water utilities can spend millions every year clearing blockages as a result of homeowners and businesses pouring fats, oils and greases (FOG) unnecessarily down drains.

Sidmouth怪物

“它展示了这个关键的环境问题是如何面对英国的城市,而是在我们的沿海城镇。这是我们服务历史中最大的最大发现,并将在八周左右乘坐下水道团队将该怪物讨论在异常挑战的工作条件下。“

Andrew Roantree
Director of wastewater and South West Water

在节日期限的德文斯岛德文斯海滨度假村发现了一台64米的Fatberg。

比六辆双层巴士超过六公共汽车,像雪球一样形成 - 随着湿巾的湿润,脂肪油和润滑脂粥共聚,逐渐形成硬质量。

South West Water said it spends an additional £4.5 million every year on clearing blocks from its 17,000km sewer network and discovered the fatberg during routine maintenance.

由实用程序拍摄的下面的视频显示了挑战的规模:

Andrew Roantree, director ofwastewaterand South West Water, said: “It shows how this key environmental issue is not just facing the UK’s cities, but right here in our coastal towns.

“这是我们服务历史中最大的最大发现,并将在八周左右乘坐下水道团队在异常挑战的工作条件下对这座怪物进行解剖。”

清除Sidmouth Fatberg的工作将于2月初开始,预计将需要八周。

威尔士福尔斯

与此同时,在同一时间,但在该国的另一个部分,威尔士水说,它已经发现并删除了在其首都的下水道下的下水道,加上了800吨脂肪。

The fat was removed by the water utility as part of work on a £2 million investment project Victorian brick sewer in Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay.

According to the utility, the removed congealed mess of fats, oils, grease and wipes weighs the equivalent of 133 African bull elephants.

Steve Wilson, managing director of Welsh Water, said: “Work on the Mermaid Quay scheme is definitely proving to be a challenging one due to the large volume of fat, grease and oil which had built up in the sewer and caused a number of sewer collapses along Bute Street and Stuart Street. While we know this is a busy area, the sheer volume of this material we’ve taken out of the sewer shows the scale of the issues we are tackling.”

Bin it mantra

Wales and the south western England to one side,Thames Water, the utility servicing London has become known globally for its relationship with fatbergs.

2013年佤邦进行肿块s discovered in Kingston upon Thames, at the time being labelled as “Britain’s biggest ever fatberg”.

Four years later and the Whitechapel fatberg – 10 times the size – was discovered. At the time CCTV camera inspections showed sewer to be totally blocked by the fatberg which was 3.5 metres deep below ground for 250 metres.

Just like South West Water,Thames Water花费大量资金 - 每年1200万英镑 - 从伦敦和泰晤士河谷的下水道清算堵塞

尽管重复了它的'垃圾桶 - 不要阻止它'口头禅,Fatbergs继续是一个挑战Thames Water, with estimates suggesting there are 10 large fatbergs in London right now, with hundreds of smaller ones across the country.

Fat traps and wipes

那么为什么问题一直在发生?

One of the challenges is the inheritance of a network of underground sewers built 150 years ago that are not designed for what’s flushed away today, including wipes.

LITER UK进行的研究表明,在许多情况下,93%的材料导致下水道堵塞的材料由湿巾组成。这包括一部高比例的婴儿湿巾,这些巾不设计为冲洗。

此外,另一个指责的手指从餐馆和快餐链的脂肪,油脂和油脂,以及由现场所有者缺乏努力,以投资和维护设备以捕获脂肪。

根据BBC,研究Thames Watermapped the location of fatbergs and restaurants. The result showed that you’re chances of being flooded with sewage are eight times higher if you live within 50 metres of a fast-food restaurant.

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