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Sewer Stoppers

Run some simple experiments to find out why our drains and sewers have been more blocked since we’ve been at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Sewer Stoppers

Content type: Home activity

Last updated: 10 March 2022

Author/s: ICE

Can you imagine living with no toilet in your house? I thought not! These contraptions are essential for modern daily life as they safely get rid of our waste. In the history of big cities like London or in the developing world where waste wasn’t/isn't flushed away then diseases like cholera can spread fast. This is one of the reasons that the work of civil engineers saves more lives than doctors.

Your challenge is record and document how different materials that go down your toilet break down (degrade) over time.