Residential homes need to make sure they are not putting fats, oils and grease (FOG) down their drains. These items can cause sewer backups into a home and lead to costly maintenance in the sewer infrastructure. FOG should be collected in a can or jar and then be disposed of in the trash. Reusable grease cans and heat resistant plastic liners are also available at the Public Works office for residents.
If you dump leftover food scraps, oils and grease down the drain, the greases and fats stick to the inside of the pipes. Grease causes sewer blockages and overflows that damage homes and threaten the environment. The best way to solve grease blockage problems is to keep FOG out of the drain in the first place. These items cause costly preventative maintenance in the sewer mains and pump stations, leading to increased sewer charges.