Southern Water’s singing sewer men have hit a new low to herald the festive holidays with their third Christmas carol We Three Ps – performing it in a sewer in a bid to slash the 243 blockages in Eastbourne this year.
A modern take on the traditional carol We Three Kings, the song encourages people to help avoid blockages by only flushing the Three Ps down their toilets – pee, poo and paper.
So far this year there have been more than 11,000 blockages on Southern Water’s sewer network caused by items such as wet wipes and sanitary products being flushed away instead of being put in a bin, including 243 in Eastbourne, 25 in Polegate and 24 in Pevensey.
Blockages can cause people’s homes and gardens to flood with wastewater.
The song was filmed deep underground in Brighton’s Victorian sewers.
The sewer men, who again received the vocal support of members of the Southern Water choir, were joined by Bruce the sewer monster – Southern Water’s mascot for its Pain in the Drain campaign.
Bruce, found at a wastewater pumping station after having apparently been stuffed down a drain, is proving popular on Twitter where he tweets wacky toilet tales and photos of weird loos and nasty blockages.
You can follow Bruce on Twitter @MrBruceMonster.
Singing sewer man Stuart Slark said, “I’ve seen some strange things in sewers but a choir singing with a fluffy orange monster, a woman wearing a dress made of wet wipes and a giant poo is definitely a first.”
To watch the song visit www.youtube.com/South ernWaterUK