Fat, Oils and Grease
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) can cause blockages in sewer
lines. These blockages can cause
raw sewage to back up into your home, neighborhood, and streets.
Not only does this nasty mess cause health issues, it can also
run into a nearby stream or river which affects our drinking
water. Not only that, but it can cause sewer lift station failures
treatment plant problems.
How to Dispose of Grease and Cooking Oil
Scrape food, oil, grease and
sauces from plates into the trash.
Use a jar, coffee can, or other
container to hold larger amounts of grease before placing in
not use hot water and soap to wash
grease down the drain because it will harden in your pipes
or in the sewer down the line.
Recycle used cooking oil at one of our drop-off
Wipes and Personal Items
Disposable does not always mean flushable. Cleaning wipes and
baby wipes do not break apart like toilet tissue. They get stuck in sewer pipes
and sewer pumping equipment.
Be kind to your plumbing. Put used wipes and sanitary products in the trash. Costs
for hiring a plumber to unclog your private sewer line
typically range from $75 to $350. These costs do not
include the time it takes you to clean up the sewage that may
have backed up or the time spent calling and waiting for a
Chemical drain cleaner used to remove sewer clogs flow along the bottom of the
drain pipe. If used frequently, the chemicals can deteriorate
the bottom of the sewer pipe creating problems later.
If you have any questions please call (480) 644-2484.