Massive 'Concreteberg' Stops Up London Sewers

Solid concrete is keeping water and sewage from flowing through several Victorian sewers in London, England, according to a press release from Thames Water.

In footage sent to Storyful by Thames Water, a sewer can be seen almost fully plugged with solid concrete. According to the press release, the concrete is plugging up three sewers in the city and Thames Water is working to resolve the issue.

“The subterranean blockage is thought to be at least 100 metres long and weigh 105 tonnes – as heavy as a blue whale. It will cost at least several hundred thousand pounds to clear using a range of cutting tools, including jackhammer pneumatic drills and high-pressure jets,” the press release said. Credit: Thames Water via Storyful