With Thanksgiving approaching, the Water Authority reminds customers not to dispose of cooking grease in the sewer system.

FOG – Fats, Oils, and Grease – is a leading cause of sewer overflows, which in turn can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and create a public health threat.  Water Authority customers are asked to do their part to prevent costly and hazardous sewer overflows by
disposing of cooking grease in the trash, not the sink.

Kitchen grease should be poured into a can or milk carton or soaked up with a paper towel and thrown into the garbage for disposal at the landfill.  Otherwise it can collect and harden in the sewer system.  For the same reason, greasy food scraps should be thrown away, not put in the garbage disposer.  Remember: Cool it, Can it, Chuck it!