Chichester high up the area’s fat list

CHICHESTER is one of the worst offenders in the area for people blocking their sewers with cooking fat and grease.

Southern Water said Chichester had 175 blockages so far this year.

Now Southern Water has teamed up with Waitrose and Sainsbury’s to try to cut down this number by giving away free ‘fat traps’ to people buying their Christmas turkey, which can be used to collect the oil in a plastic bottle, before discarding it away from the sink.

Paul Kent, wastewater strategy manager for Southern Water said it was ‘fantastic’ to raise awareness about the impact of pouring fat down the sink.

“When that fat enters the sewers, it cools, forming blockages that can be as hard as concrete,” he said.