NYC launches new ad campaign to fight against fatbergs

Feb 26, 2019

New York City officials want the city’s sewer system to be fatberg free, and they need your help.

Trouble is brewing in the city’s sewer system in the form of “fatbergs,” a portmanteau of the words “fat” and “iceberg” to describe deposits of grease, wipes and other debris that clog up sewers and affect their operations.

You may remember hearing about the massive fatberg found in London from 2017, a 130-ton 210-foot long congealed mass that blocked up sewer pipes under the city.

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