The sewer monsters are back in town – and this time they are spreading a money saving message!

20 Oct 2022

Families visiting Manchester at half term could be in for a squelchy, smelly surprise.

In the run-up to Halloween, four revolting sewer monsters are visiting Manchester’s Arndale Centre to amaze parents and children with their terrible antics.

Franken-Foods, Greasy Ghoul, Toiletry Terror and Wet Wiper will be lurking about at a special family-friendly exhibition highlighting the nasty things that are being put down drains and toilets causing 22,000 sewer blockages a year and 7,000 incidents of sewer flooding to homes and gardens. 

The gruesome foursome are visiting the city centre shopping mall from Tuesday 25 October to Friday 28 October 2022.

Along with the sewer monsters, regional water firm, United Utilities, will also have a team of experts on hand to share information and advice about how families can save water – and money – by being water efficient.

Event organiser Lauren Kelly from United Utilities said: “While younger visitors enjoy meeting our sewer monsters, we will have a team ready to share information about the help and support we can offer to customers who may be concerned about their bills.

“As well as offering free water saving devices, we will also be sharing advice on how to be water efficient as this is good for both the environment and people’s pockets.

“We will also be reminding householders to ‘Stop the Block’ and think about what they flush or pour down toilets and drains. Products such as wet wipes and cooking fats, oils and grease create nasty blockages which could mean an unexpected plumbing bill to sort out the problem – the last thing anyone wants right now.”

Wet wipes, cotton pads and nappies, grease from roasting tins and leftover food are just some of the key culprits causing drains and pipes to clog, back up and overflow. The team will also be taking along a collection of some of the most bizarre things found in its sewers.

Visit United Utilities’ website for more information about the event and the Stop the Block campaign -

For those who can’t make the event, there are lots of fun activities to keep kids entertained over the half-term holiday on United Utilities website at: