The fatberg cost $100,000 to remove, WXYZ reported. In order to extract it, workers had to cut it into sections with handsaws, then suction it out of the sewer, the Macomb Daily reported.
County officials are planning a public education campaign to prevent fatbergs. Residents are urged not to flush baby wipes down the toilet, even if the package says they're flushable. When disposing of cooking grease, residents are urged to place it in a jar and dispose in the trash instead of pouring it down the sink.
Fatbergs can form in any sewer system. Last year, a fatberg was found in a Baltimore sewer, which caused more than a million gallons of sewage to spill into a river. A similar blockage caused 300,000 gallons to back up on the University of Michigan earlier this year, Macomb County officials said.