Fatbergs and the silo mentality

Joined-up thinking could mean the sewer blockages facing Thames Water could be turned into an opportunity, says David Lloyd Owen.

It has been quite a month for Thames Water’s sewer teams. A 250-metre-long, 130-tonne fatberg was found in a sewer in Whitechapel, east London. Breaking up fatbergs is rarely easy, and this was a three-week job. No sooner had the clotted colossus been cleared when four new fatbergs were discovered in central London, blocking the sewers of Savoy Street, Lisle Street, Northumberland Avenue,...

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