FOG’s – Fats, Oils and Grease

Grease from your Kitchen can cause major problem in the wastewater collection system

  • Never pour fat, oils and grease down the drain. Not even with hot water!!!
  • Put used fat, oil and grease in a foil lined bag or used cans and throw away in the trash.
  • Scrape food from dishes into the trash or garbage bags.
  • Avoid using the garbage disposal:
    • Peel potatoes into a trash can.
    • Use a screen to catch food while rinsing dishware and empty into the trash can.
  • Wipe grease from pots, pans and dishes with a dry paper towel before rinsing or washing them.
  • Avoid putting any type of food down the drain.

Why should I help keep FOG’s out of the system?

  • FOG’s accumulate inside sewer pipes and can cause back up into homes and businesses.
  • Home owners can avoid expensive costs of calling plumbers to clean their lines.

Last year, the Wastewater Collection Department responded to 107 grease related sewer backups.