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8/10 drains are blocked, says drain cleaner for Severn Trent

Peter Hearne, drain cleaner for Severn Trent.

"I'll have a bet with you. You pick 10, I bet you 8 of them are blocked".

"And what was the cause of this blockage?"

"Baby wipes, sanitary products, fat. Fat and grease mainly. People are using these sanitary wipes, cleansing wipes, make up wipes, all throwing it down. That's what it is. The drains just aren't made for it."

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