South Carolina divers swim through 90ft of raw sewage to reach massive fatberg.

The bypass pumps sure do move a lot of wastewater,' they said on Twitter, 'But it actually took them three days to get our wet well back to normal levels.' After the bypass pumps reached normal levels, divers were sent 80-90ft into the sewage to attempt at identifying the 'obstruction'.
As we expected, they came up with these large masses of wipes in their first two loads, with more to come,' the agency added. A group of divers reached into the depths of South Carolina's raw sewage in an effort to unclog pipes that were filled with a series of flushable a baseball, a metal pipe and giant masses of cleaning wipes. The Charleston Water System said that the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant experienced a series of clogged pumps on Thursday afternoon. They posted a series of tweets on Monday sharing that they were working nonstop to get all the debris out.

The agency shared photos of the large blobs that were pulled from the pumps and one of the lumps appeared to be the size of a human. A baseball and a large piece of metal were just a few of the items initially said to be in the pumps. But according to Andy Fairey, the agency's chief operating officer, there was a variety of additional items. Those included: tampons, string, hair, makeup pads and assorted paper. But the wipes 'are a huge portion of the material we pull out,' Fairey explained to the Charleston Post and Courier.