During the months Western Australia was forced into lockdown by the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a noticeable spike in drain blockages, including more massive “fatbergs” which cost authorities $3.3 million to clear.
- Wastewater drain blockages spiked during COVID-19 stay at home orders
- Massive “fatbergs” were pulled from sewers to unclog the network
- Authorities urge people to only flush loo paper, as everything else clogs the system
“Fatbergs” accumulate when foreign objects flushed down toilets bind together, and during the months the state was locked down there was a noticeable spike in drain blockages.
“Things like wet wipes, nappies, sanitary products, toys, money, even a bedsheet, people’s mobile phones, sometimes the odd…