Fats, Oils & grease (F.O.G.)

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) are an expensive and unsanitary problem in our sewers. FOG comes from food scraps, meat fats, lard, oil, margarine, butter, baking goods, sauces and dairy products. The majority of FOG in our wastewater (sewer) system comes from restaurants and other food preparation establishments. However, we can all do our part to minimize and eliminate FOG in our sewers. All restaurants and food preparation facilities should have properly sized and maintained grease interceptors (Commonly known as grease traps).

When Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are washed down sinks, floor drains or otherwise improperly discarded, clogs are formed. In time, these clogs can cause sewer backups to occur. These backups are costly to repair, harmful to the environment and can potentially cause health hazards. FOG leads to increased sewer maintenance and wastewater treatment cost, which ultimately means increase cost for customers.

In addition to the FOG issues, please avoid flushing wipes, paper towels, and similar product down toilets as it could lead to in home clogs and sewer system backups. Even wipes labeled "flushable" will not completely dissolve and will clog pipes.