Water firm blames restaurants for 'fatbergs'

Thames Water is blaming incorrect disposal of fat and oil by restaurants for the problem of the 'fatbergs' which block Oxford's sewers.

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Restaurant staff causing "fatbergs" plague

Lumps of hard, congealed fat can cause blockages in the sewer system Credit: PA

Restaurant staff in Oxford are causing a plague of "fatbergs" according to Thames Water.

The water company say 95% of food outlets in the city don't dispose of oil, fat and grease correctly. They are pouring it down the sink, causing more than twenty tonnes of waste to end up in Park End Street sewer each year.

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