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Please don’t make us clean up a fatberg cries Actew Water

By johnboy - 8 August 2013 6

With news of London’s “fatberg” delighting the world our own Actew Water are asking us to think about how to avoid it here:

“Our teams actively target hotspots around the city, identifying sewer chokes, blockages, and areas where roots may have infiltrated the network. We also specifically target the sewer infrastructure around restaurants and takeaways where fats and grease may build up. By taking a proactive approach we have managed to reduce sewer chokes by 60%; this is more than double our original goal.”

ACTEW Water is investing millions of dollars each year to improve the sewer network and protect the natural environment of our bush capital. We need our customers to support us by taking care in what they pour down their sinks and put into their dishwashers.

We advise customers to safely allow fats and grease to cool before they scrape plates, pots and pans. Once cooled these fats can be collected and correctly disposed of with household rubbish.

Where’s their sense of ambition? Where are the plans for our own bigger and better fatberg?

It’s a good thing we’re well used to disappointment around here.

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Please don’t make us clean up a fatberg cries Actew Water
Madam Cholet 3:00 pm 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

I did receive a letter from ACTEW Water stating that they will be conducting sewer cleaning in my area (Belconnen) over the coming weeks, so maybe they’re making a preemptive strike.

A pre-emptive strike to catch the fatberg unawares. Why haven’t I had a fatberg letter in Tuggeranong (cue all sorts of fatberg/Tuggeranong jokes)?

Although if steveu is correct I’m not sure I want the fatberg squad coming to my part of town.

I can see this word being hijacked in the worst possible ways.

poetix 1:39 pm 08 Aug 13

Senator Fatberg has a proud record of community service.

steveu 12:33 pm 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

I did receive a letter from ACTEW Water stating that they will be conducting sewer cleaning in my area (Belconnen) over the coming weeks, so maybe they’re making a preemptive strike.

Ive heard some horror stories of things going wrong. Poo everywhere. Take all precautions.

beardedclam 12:08 pm 08 Aug 13

Sky-berg

Pitchka 11:56 am 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

I did receive a letter from ACTEW Water stating that they will be conducting sewer cleaning in my area (Belconnen) over the coming weeks, so maybe they’re making a preemptive strike.

One things for sure…. Plenty of sh*t in Belco….

neanderthalsis 10:17 am 08 Aug 13

I did receive a letter from ACTEW Water stating that they will be conducting sewer cleaning in my area (Belconnen) over the coming weeks, so maybe they’re making a preemptive strike.

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