When FOG (fats, oils, grease) enters pipes, it cools and forms blockages, which prevents wastewater from flowing efficiently. It builds up over time and collects other flushed debris. The clogs
create backups and damage infrastructure, and ultimately, wastewater cannot be properly processed and treated to make reuse.
FOG comes from a variety of food sources including: lard, meat fats, food scraps, dairy products, butter, margarine, sandwich spreads, cooking oil, shortening, sauces, gravies, and dressings.
You can help maintain the integrity of the City's vast wastewater system, which includes over 1,000 miles of sewer pipe, by disposing of FOG properly.
By making a few simple changes at home, you are protecting your pipes, as well as the environment.
For more information, contact:
Utility Marketing and Digital Video Coordinator