Weirdest finds in Severn-Trent sewers this winter

A block of butter, an apple, clothes pegs, a pen, a dog bowl, scissors and a screwdriver have been retrieved from sewers.

By Gay Bolton
Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 10:51 am
Some of the unusual items found in Seven Trent sewers.
Some of the unusual items found in Seven Trent sewers.

The odd items have sparked a call from the Severn Trent Water for people to be careful what they flush down their toilet or sink as it could cause blockages.

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Grant Mitchell, the authority’s sewer blockages lead, said: “We can’t stress enough how important it is to only flush the three P’s (pee, poo and toilet paper) down the toilet - anything else needs to go into the bin.”

This winter’s odd finds have been added to a tally of unusual things found in sewers in the past including false teeth, toys, tennis balls and a motorbike broken down into parts.