Water company hopes restaurant advice will keep pipes free of Yorkshire puddings

The sight of wet Yorkshire Puddings greeted the team as they opened the sewer in Ipswich Picture: AN

The sight of wet Yorkshire Puddings greeted the team as they opened the sewer in Ipswich Picture: ANGLIA WATER - Credit: Archant

Restaurants have been given advice on keeping their drains clear after a blockage caused by Yorkshire puddings piqued national interest.

We reported that drains in Ipswich had become blocked by soggy Yorkies, which Anglian Water had to then unblock.

It is not the first time the water company have cleared unusual items from the pipe work in this area - they have reportedly removed cutlery and even a whole mop head in the past.

They have now spoken to the restaurants in the surrounding area, explaining what is and is not appropriate to try and dispose of down the drain.

In a tweet, Anglian Water said: “Have you seen the Suffolk sewer Yorkshire puddings in the news?


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“This sewer has been regularly blocked by fat, food and other items. We’re working with restaurant owners in the area, and with better training for their staff hopefully we can keep this pipe flowing!”

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