Think Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

Sep 29, 2018 by

Think Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

A message from your local sanitary district to live sewer smart.  Fats, oil and grease (FOG) found in foods such as:  cooking oils, shortening, meat fats and juices, dairy products, butter and margarine, salad dressings, sauces and marinades can cause blockages, which can cause the sewer to back up into your home or business through sinks, drains and toilets.  Cleaning and plumbing repairs associated with these backups can be very costly and disruptive.

FOG clogs occur when grease is washed into the plumbing system, usually through the kitchen sink, and gets stuck inside pipes once it cools and solidifies.  Even small amounts of FOG stick to sewer pipes and accumulate over time, restricting or blocking the flow of sewage. A sewer backup can overflow into streets and into homes, creating public health hazards and damaging properties and the environment.

To reduce FOG into the sewer system, scrape greasy pans and dishes into the trash before washing.  Use food strainers to catch food particles and empty into the trash.  You can make a difference by property disposing of FOG.

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