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Cutting the Grease – Free Fat Traps from Severn Trent

Severn Trent Water, the fourth largest privately owned water company in the world which provides services for over 8 million customers across the middle of Britain, are offering advice and discounted products to their customers through their website and ‘source’. ‘Source’ is Severn Trent’s magazine which informs customers about the company’s activities and schemes, as well as promoting products that are available from them to help save water, and therefore do your bit to help the environment.

Issue 9 of ‘source’ features a Fat Trap which customers can order for free from Severn Trent’s website, or by calling 0845 603 4413. The aim of the Fat Trap is that it is used to collect fat, oil and grease enabling you to dispose of them safely rather than contributing to clogged pipes and drains in the drainage system. People who are not customers of Severn Trent can order a Fat Trap from Less Mess Limited.

Although many people know that it’s bad practice to allow fat and grease to go down the sink, what people may not realise is exactly how much damage this can have, especially if every home was doing it. Severn Trent have already installed their own Fat Traps in Stourport-on-Severn for an initial trial, chosen because of the amount of problems with blocked pipes Severn Trent have had to deal with in the area. Steve Dawes, the General Manager for Sewerage at Severn Trent said that,

” To give you an idea of the scale of the problem, we have to empty the fat traps every 2 weeks and they each hold 9 gallons of liquid fat.”

So using a fat trap in your home can help you reduce your impact on the environment by helping to reduce the amount of blockages in the pipes that can lead to leaks and floods, and therefore wasted water too.


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  1. […] out before it causes a problem, and these traps can then be cleaned to remove any build up. Smaller domestic fat traps are also available, often from water companies, and can help prevent a drain blockage in the pipes […]

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