Fighting the fat in Severn Trent county campaign’s aim - The Evesham Observer

Fighting the fat in Severn Trent county campaign’s aim

Evesham Editorial 3rd Feb, 2024   0

SEVERN Trent has been hitting the roads during the winter period to advise households and businesses on how to dispose of troublesome fats, oils and greases (FOG) properly.

The arrival of colder spells of weather means warm, hearty meals will be cooked as the whole family spends more time together at home or braving the elements and indulging in some nice food at a restaurant to get rid of those winter blues.

With this influx of cooking comes the increase of fats, oils and greases potentially making their way into our sewers.

Severn Trent has teamed up with its contract partners ECAS and its environmental inspectors to continue offering advice to customers so that we can all ‘weather the winter together’.

The focus is on helping to reduce sewer blockages, flooding, and pollution through the award-winning ‘engage, educate, and enforce’ community programme.

Grant Mitchell, sewer blockages lead at Severn Trent, said:

“The work that ECAS and their environmental inspectors are doing to engage customers and businesses in our region is excellent and helping us to get our important messages out there.

“Fats, oils and greases can cause huge problems for our sewers, and we don’t want that to make it a bad start to 2024 or impact our customers, so if we all take some small steps to make changes when cooking, it will help to protect our sewers.”

The busy winter comes after the contract between Severn Trent and ECAS was re-signed to continue the good work already done and help drive positive, sustainable, and long-lasting environmental change in Severn Trent communities.

Philip Soden, CEO of ECAS, said:

“It’s a real privilege to continue inspiring and uniting customers and communities to think and behave differently in the kitchen so that collectively, we can ensure FOG doesn’t enter the Severn Trent sewers and cause blockages which can lead to sewer floods and pollution.”

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