Saturday, 23 July 2011

'Sewerface’ lurking in city underground

What really lurks beneath our homes? The answer, in Newtownbreda, is Sewerface!

NI Water recently carried out CCTV investigations on a sewer in the outskirts of Belfast and instead of finding the usual items like baby wipes, they found a new spooky friend that would give Lady Gaga a run for her money!

Commenting on the discovery, Davy Sloan, NI Water field manager for the area said: “NI Water constantly finds inappropriate items dumped down the sewer. Items vary from nappies, wipes, sanitary products and cotton buds which wash into pumping stations and block the pumps.

“They also block sewers which often causes internal and external flooding. This time however, the CCTV picked up a spooky face at the end of the tunnel.

“We think the image is a result of a combination of the bend in the sewer line and variations in light.”

He added: “Some of the guys have given our new spooky friend a few nicknames, ‘Silver Surfer’ and ‘the Phantom Pipe’, however, Sewerface seemed more appropriate.”

In a more serious message, NI Water urged householders to be more responsible with the disposal of their bathroom waste.

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