Facts and stats

  • About 70% of blockages are usually as a result of fat, oil, grease and unflushables 
  • It costs homeowners around £85 to clear a blockage south east, although it can easily run into hundreds of pounds if it’s complicated 
  • Every year we clear over 23,000 on the 39,600KM of sewers, caused by fat, oil, grease and unflushables 
  • Last year in Kent, we removed 2,652 tonnes of unflushable items - the equivalent weight of 209 double-decker buses 
  • Last year in Hampshire, we removed 6,353 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 160 double-decker buses 
  • Last year in Sussex, we removed 6,740 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 161 double-decker buses 
  • Last year in the Isle of Wight, we removed 729 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 11 double-decker buses 
  • Around 240,000 sewer blockages in England and Wales every year are due to fat, oil, grease and unflushables 
  • Nearly a third (31%) of all pollutions that involve sewage overflowing into the environment are caused by fat, oil, grease and unflushables