Peppa Pig's family rescued from Weymouth sewer

Peppa Pig's family rescued from Weymouth sewer

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 3:37pm 18th December 2019. (Updated at 3:39pm 18th December 2019)

Mummy and Daddy Pig have been rescued from a Wessex Water sewer in Weymouth.

It's after the toys had been flushed down a toilet.

They were found at Wessex Water's water recycling centre in Weymouth.

'Incredible journey'

Sean Smith, whose team found Mummy Daddy Pig, said: 

"These toys have had an incredible journey from the toilet to our treatment works, via a network of pumps and screens.

"We had to chuckle when we found them, although there is a serious message here that items flushed down the toilet can cause blockages and even sewage flooding inside people's homes."

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Staff have fished out other weird and wonderful items in the run-up to Christmas - including an Owlette figure from kids' show PJ Masks and a plastic spade that somehow made its way around the U-bend.

Sean added:

"We reckon Daddy Pig is a bit of an expert at only flushing the three Ps - (toilet) paper, poo and pee - to stay blockage free."

Wessex Water clears around 13,000 blockages from public sewers on its network every year, with thousands more occurring on private drains.

The majority of these are caused by people wrongly flushing wet wipes and other plastic bathroom products, or pouring leftover cooking fat and grease down the kitchen sink. They warn that the combination of both can create monster fatbergs in sewers.