Pooh blocks Irish drain system

August 7, 2008
Stuffed Pooh bear blocks Irish drain

For some this would come across as a shock for others something to giggle about. Recently, Northern Ireland Water staff working at a site in Ballymoney where they gone to unclear a blocked drain found that the reason behind the blocked drain was a Winnie the Pooh soft toy where as the usual suspects are bathroom varieties.

Shock, because why any child would throw his/her Pooh soft toy into the sewer or flush it through the toilet. Giggle because some people have a tendency to laugh at such a piece of news. It took a 6 member team more than 2 hours of rigorous clean-up operation to remove the toy that had clogged the pipe. Once the clean operation was complete the Northern Ireland Water staff urged people not to dispose of unwanted waste through sewers or by flushing them down the toilet.

A Pooh stuff toy is a friend so please do not throw it so disrespectfully, if you no longer want it ask your parents to pack it off or donate it to a children's home.