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NI Water spend more than £5M in two years on clearing blockages

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NI Water have produced a report recently stating that they have spent more than £5m in two years on cleaning blockages in the sewers, with 80% of the blockages coming from fat, oil and grease which may be filtered by using Grease Traps. However inappropriate items including baby seats, bins, carpets, and car parts where also found in the clean up operation. NI Water has asked all home owners and business owners to think carefully about how they dispose of their waste such as “FOG”, and have urged people to take any wastage to local oil banks, following another major operation to clean sewage blockages in Belfast.

Kitchens tend to be quite greasy which is where grease traps come into the equation. These devices are used to trap grease before it has a chance to enter the properties chief waste system and sewer systems. They are essentially a counterpart to the adjoined plumbing equipment and act as a type of receptacle. Wastewater from the kitchen flows through a grease trap which then catches the grease and separates the two.

The news comes after one of NI Waters teams spent a considerable amount of time cleaning fat, oil and grease under the Dublin Road, where many fast food outlets and restaurants are based. The build-up of fatberg was cause by the pouring of fat, oils and grease into the sewage system. The build-up can result in blocked drainage which may cause odour problems and may attract vermin to the area.

Installing a grease trap will allow you to filter what goes down your drains which will stop a build-up of fat, oil and grease. We can provide FREE assistance on what grease trap may best suit your needs. Once a grease trap has reached its maximum filling capacity, separation of grease no longer occurs properly and the grease trap cannot operate as well as it should, therefore it is vital to maintain the grease traps. We can install and maintain grease traps, for more information please contact [email protected] or contact 028 4175 4035.






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