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Large, smelly 'fatbergs' clogging up Auckland's wastewater network


Auckland's sewerage system is choking on 'fatbergs', with Watercare now spending $1 million to remove them and other blockages from the network each year.

The organisation's head of water value, Roseline Klein, describes fatbergs as a "lethal" combination of fat and oil, and items such as wet wipes, sanitary products and nappies that have been flushed down toilets, sinks, or showers across the city.

They're large, solid masses that cause blockages in the wastewater system.  Read more