Last week, the sewer in Trinity Road was blocked, affecting the Masons Arms and a number of properties nearby. A similar problem happened in August last year.
The Thames Water engineer stated that it was caused by wet wipes and fat that had been washed/flushed down the drains. He had just been involved in clearing a blockage of the main sewer from Risinghurst at the pedestrian lights opposite the Six Bells. That had the same cause and was just one of around 75,000 blockages that Thames Water deal with every year.
Thames Water have very good advice for homeowners and businesses on how to avoid contributing to problems such as this. It is available on their website.