As for its British counterpart, Andrew Roantree of South West Water says it will "take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions."
Turns out Baltimore has its own fatberg in its sewer systems – a congealed lump of fat, along with wet wipes and other items that do not break down in sewer systems. (Video courtesy of Baltimore City Department of Public Works)
He urged the public not to pour grease down the drain or flush baby wipes down the toilet, adding: "Don't feed the fatberg."
The revolting fat mass was discovered in drains in the coastal town of Sidmouth.
In 2017, a 820-foot fatberg was found in sewers beneath Whitechapel in east London. A chunk of that later went on display at the Museum of London, nestled inside transparent boxes.