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Hunter Water has stepped up the campaign to reduce the amount of wet wipes in sewers after removing a one-tonne ‘fatberg’ of wet wipes and sewage from a sewer pipe in Eleebana, New South Wales.

The combination of wet wipes and sewage created a blockage in the pipes that required a crane to remove half of it.

A crew from Hunter Water removed the other half by hand.

The blockage was removed from a sewer pipe in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, that connected to the Eleebana sewage pumping station.

Hunter Water have started the hashtag ‘keep wipes out of pipes’ on its twitter account, reminding people that wet wipes and other objects should not be flushed down the toilet as it can cause significant damage to sewer infrastructure.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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