FOG enters your plumbing system through home garbage disposals, the kitchen sink and toilets. It then coats the inside of your plumbing pipes, and also empties into our county's sewer system.
Think of this as hardening of the arteries; when cholesterol builds up in your bloodstream, it causes a heart attack.
When FOG hardens in the sewer system, it eventually causes a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) where wastewater can back up into homes, businesses or manholes.
How Can I Help?
NEVER POUR FATS, OILS AND GREASE DOWN THE DRAIN.
First, allow it to cool, then pour your fats, oils and grease into a container and place it in the garbage.
Use a paper towel to clean up the excess grease residue left on the inside of cooking pots, pans, and utensils. Dispose of this greasy' towel in the trash.
Scrape all food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils, and any cooking surfaces into the trash for disposal.
Fats, oils and grease entering the sewer system will eventually increase the costs of our Water & Sewer services.
These costs are ultimately paid by you, the consumer! Help keep FOG out of our sewer pipes.
Take that extra step.
You can make a difference!
Click here to find out more about our FOG program.