Stop the Clog


Stop the Clog!
Think that can go down the drain? Think again.

Remember that bacon grease you poured down the drain this morning? Or last night’s oily melted cheese you tossed in the sink? Sure, it seemed harmless. But fats, oils, and grease (FOG) create a huge problem for sewer pipes. In fact, FOG combined with roots in the sewer system can create massive clogs that cause more than half our sewer backups and overflows! This can result in costly repairs and environmental impacts.

What should you do? It’s easy:

Visit the various sections here to learn what else you can do to help Stop the Clog!

Treat Your Pipes Right
Learn how to prevent sewer clogs at home

Image of Treat Your Pipes Right The majority of sewer backups and overflows caused by fats, oils, and grease (FOG) originate in residential areas. You can help prevent clogs by learning about FOG and how to dispose of it. Some common sources of FOG include:

  • Meat
  • Fatty food scraps
  • Lard
  • Salad dressings
  • Creamy or oily sauces
  • Marinades
  • Dairy products
  • Shortening
  • Butter or margarine

Train your employees the right way.
And avoid fines, lost business, and clean-up costs.

Image of Train your employees the right way. Are you and your employees correctly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG)? If not, it could cost your business in a big way, as well as harm the environment.

When disposed down the drain, fats, oils, and grease cause sewer backups and overflows. This can damage your business, property, and local waterways.

Use the information and materials offered in this section to train your staff and keep your establishment clean and productive!


Teaching Our Kids to Be Good Sewer Stewards
Help your students make a difference!

Image of Teaching Our Kids to Be Good Sewer StewardsAs an educator, you have the unique opportunity to guide children’s understanding of their environment and the effects they have on it. Proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) is one simple step they can take in making a difference.


Stop the Clog. Stop the Headaches.

Image of Stop the Clog. Stop the Headaches.Dealing with sewer backups and overflows on your properties? It’s costly, headache-inducing work. Worse yet, it’s a drain on maintenance resources. The cause? More than likely it’s fats, oils, and grease (FOG). When FOG gets poured down the drain, it solidifies in pipes and creates massive clogs, causing messy backups and overflows. That creates unhappy tenants . . . and unexpected costs to rental owners and property managers.

Overview FOR KIDS

Hey, kids… ready to do your part?
You can help your family protect your sewer pipes!

Image of Hey, kids… ready to do your part?What do pizza, peanut butter, salad dressing, and margarine have in common? They’re food, right? But there’s another thing they have in common . . . they’re greasy, fatty foods known as FOG, and they’re all bad for the sewer pipes in your house and under the streets.


About Stop the Clog

Image of About Stop the ClogThe Stop the Clog program is sponsored by SASD and is designed to reduce sewer backups and overflows by educating people about the proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG).


News & Events
Get the latest about Stop the Clog!

Image of News & EventsIn this section, you will find the latest news and events related to the Stop the Clog program and its various activities, achievements, and accolades.

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