When Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G.) are sent down drains, they can build up in pipes and cause backups in homes, streets, and the sewer system. In addition to the costly repairs, sewer backups pose a serious public health threat. Pouring grease down the garbage disposal and then running hot water and grease-fighting detergent to wash it down does not remove grease from the plumbing system. Hot water cools down in pipes causing fats and grease to thicken, creating blockages further down the pipeline.
The easiest thing you can do is keep grease out of the sewer system:
For more information on the proper disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG):
Have questions or need more information? Contact the Water Resources Division at 960-8100.