Bacon fat clogs Bedford sewage pipes

No, not Bedford, TX. This one is in Canada.

Halifax Water is warning residents to be careful about what they pour down the kitchen sink after an accumulation of bacon fat clogged sewage pipes in the Ridgevale Drive subdivision in Bedford.

Some basements were damaged when raw sewage built up during a two-week break in February and spewed into homes.

Halifax Water spokesman James Campbell said crews sent cameras down manholes, and discovered the problem was created by bacon fat. The cameras sent back images of thick, white congealed fat, oil and grease.

“Most people think, ‘If I just pour a little bit down, what’s the big deal?’ But, you know, if there’s a couple hundred thousand people doing the same thing throughout the city, I mean it’s going somewhere,” Campbell said Friday.

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