Divers Sent Into Sewers To Unclog Massive ‘Fatberg’ Of ‘Flushable’ Wipes And Other Non-Biodegradable Things 😮

On the afternoon of Monday, October 15, the Charleston Water System in Charleston, South Carolina decided to destroy the sense of security and well-being we all felt while happily flushing away our troubles. Without warning anyone about the horrors they were about to witness, the water supply organization began live-tweeting pictures of their “fatberg” removal process.

A “fatberg” is a giant, hairy conglomerate of non-biodegradable materials like wet-wipes, sewage and grease. To remove it from their water treatment plant’s pipes, divers had to descend through 100 feet of sewage and take it out by hand.

Don’t worry—Charleston Water made sure to include lots of pictures!

Because of the fatberg, operations had severely slowed at the plant.

Divers, operating in pitch black sewage, could feel the baby wipes with their hands. Charleston Water’s suspicions were confirmed…it was a fatberg.


Oh, and also some stuff that nobody in their right mind should be flushing down a toilet.

After diving into the waste-filled wells, divers had to wash off with bleach.


The fatbergs are truly a sight to behold!

Twitter wanted to look away…but it couldn’t!

Let these horrible images teach the world never to flush wet wipes.

If nothing else, Charleston Water has definitely ignited the public interest in fatbergs. Treat yourself to a fatberg T-shirt today!

H/T – Twitter, New York Post