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In 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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How to Avoid a Holiday Disaster Lurking in the Pipes
ABC10 rides along with crews to learn how SASD works to Stop the Clog

ABC 10’s John Bartell went out in the field with SASD’s crews to see how we deal with fats, oils, and grease in the sewer, which is an especially vexing problem during the holiday cooking season. Watch the report here.

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“Stop the Clog” at Rental Housing Expo
SASD connects with hundreds of rental housing owners, property managers, and maintenance personnel

SASD shared the message to “Can It! Scrape It! Trash It!” at the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley’s RHExpo at Cal Expo on September 15. This year’s event featured a “Deal Me In” Las Vegas theme. Hundreds of regional rental housing owners, property managers, and maintenance personnel attended, stopping by the SASD booth to get tips on helping tenants learn the proper methods of disposing of fats, oils, and grease.

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Give Thanks for Clear Pipes – Can it! Scrape it! Trash it!
This holiday season, help Stop the Clog by properly disposing of used cooking oil and food scraps

Sacramento, Calif.―It’s the time of year for family and friends to come together and enjoy a delicious meal. After all the planning and prepping, the last thing anyone needs is a costly sewer backup to ruin the holiday.

Sewer blockages and backups caused by improper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) typically increase during the holidays. The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) is reminding area residents to properly dispose of FOG to keep their sewer pipes clog-free.

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“Stop the Clog” Returns to Good Day Sacramento
SASD's Jan Holm shows viewers how to keep their pipes clog-free

Stop the Clog Program Manager Jan Holm visited with Good Day Sacramento on November 24, giving viewers tips on how to keep their sewer pipes clog-free during the holiday season.

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“Stop the Clog” Takes Holiday Message on the Air
SASD's Jan Holm gives listeners tips on how to keep their pipes clog-free

An interview with Stop the Clog Program Manager Jan Holm was aired on Sunday, November 16, on several Sacramento-area radio stations, including KCTC-AM, KDND-FM, KKDO-FM, KRXQ-FM, KSEG-FM, and KUDL-FM. Jan gave listeners tips on how to keep their sewer pipes clog-free during the holiday season, which is always a challenging time of year for SASD due to the increased number of backups and overflows caused by improper disposal of fats, oils, and grease down the drain.

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Give Thanks for Clear Pipes – Can it! Scrape it! Trash it!
This holiday season, help Stop the Clog by properly disposing of used cooking oil and food scraps

Sacramento, Calif. – It’s the time of year for family and friends to come together and enjoy a delicious meal. After all the planning and prepping, the last thing anyone needs is a costly sewer backup to ruin the holiday.

Sewer blockages and backups caused by improper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) typically increase during the holidays. The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) and the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities are reminding area residents to properly dispose of FOG to keep their sewer pipes clog-free.

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SASD at Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin & Harvest Festival

SASD had a busy weekend at the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin & Harvest Festival on October 4-5. Staff connected with hundreds of families through educational fun & games and giveaways that promote sewer-friendly messages like “Stop the Clog.”

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“Stop the Clog” at Rental Housing Expo
SASD connects with hundreds of rental housing owners, property managers, and maintenance personnel

Stop the Clog Program Manager Jan Holm (right), along with Patricia Thompson (center) and Kim Green (left), shared the message to “Can It! Scrape It! Trash It!” at the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley’s RHExpo at Cal Expo on September 18. Hundreds of local rental housing owners, property managers, and maintenance personnel attended, stopping by the SASD booth to get tips on helping tenants learn the proper methods of disposing of fats, oils, and grease.

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“Stop the Clog” on Good Day Sacramento
SASD's Jan Holm appears on CBS' local morning program

FOG program manager Jan Holm visited Good Day Sacramento to educate viewers about what can happen to your pipes and garbage disposal when you put foods that contain FOG down the sink or garbage disposal.

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“Stop the Clog” on the Radio
SASD's Jan Holm guests on "Community Issues" program

Stop the Clog Program Manager Jan Holm was a guest on Family Radio’s “Community Issues” public affairs program, sharing useful tips on how families can help prevent sewer clogs.

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SASD and Stop the Clog Win RHA Partner of the Year Award
Stellar Awards honors organizations for outstanding contributions to Sacramento rental housing industry

The Rental Housing Association (RHA) awarded SASD its Community Partner of the Year Award for SASD’s partnership with RHA on the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) awareness program. SASD’s Jan Holm, Program Coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of SASD during RHA’s Stellar Awards event held at the Crest Theatre on March 13.

RHA’s Stellar Awards honors one or more individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to the Sacramento rental housing industry.

“I’m proud of the relationship SASD and RHA have developed,” said Jan Holm. “This award exemplifies that relationship and our mutual goal to provide the rental housing community with tools they need to educate and encourage their tenants to properly dispose of FOG. The more we can get the word out to all residents to ‘Can It! Scrape It! Trash It!,’ the greater likelihood we can prevent a sewer system back up or overflow.”

RHA is a non-profit organization serving rental owners and property managers in the Sacramento Valley region. Its members own or manage more than 80,000 rental units, from single-family homes to apartment communities.

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Sacramento Restaurants Get Crash Course in Conservation
CBS Sacramento coverage of Green Restaurant Symposium

The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) recently participated in SMUD’s first-ever Green Restaurant Symposium. We were excited to share tips and tools with restaurant owners on how to properly keep fats, oils, and grease out of the sewer system. Watch the story!

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Can it! Scrape it! Trash it!
Your plumbing will thank you

Sacramento, Calif.—The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) wants to remind everyone that watching football and eating a ton of food makes for a great Thanksgiving, but putting those food scraps down your sink or garbage disposal could put a damper on your plumbing and holiday.

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Pre-Holiday Reminders
Elk Grove Citizen coverage

Sacramento Area Sewer District is in the news for the upcoming holiday season reminding Sacramento area residents to keep their household kitchen drains clog-free from fats, oils and grease. See SASD’s feature in the Elk Grove Citizen here.

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FOG Program Wins Another Publication Excellence Award

The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) is excited to have recently won another national Publication Excellence award from the 2013 APEX Awards for its Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program. SASD’s 2012 FOG Media Campaign won an Award of Excellence in the “Campaigns, Programs and Plans – Government Agency Communications” category. The APEX Awards, sponsored by the Communications Concepts Inc., holds an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media.

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Rental Housing Association Vendor Showcase

Sacramento Area Sewer District recently attended the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley Vendor Showcase Event at The Sacramento Bee to talk with local Sacramento rental owners about the importance of educating tenants on how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease. You already know the drill… say it with us! CAN IT. SCRAPE IT. TRASH IT.

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SASD YouTube Channel Launched

The Sacramento Area Sewer District is excited to announce the launch of our new our new YouTube channel: YouTube.com/SacSewer. Make sure to subscribe to keep up-to-date with all our new videos!

To kick things off, we’re featuring a new video just out of the production room… Do you know what FOG is? How do you think your neighbors dispose of fats, oils, and grease? What kind of mess do you think a sewer pipe disaster would create? We asked local Sacramento area residents to see what they have to say!

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SASD and RHA Win Environmental Recognition

The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) and Rental Housing Association (RHA) were winners at the Sacramento Environmental Commission’s 14th Annual Environmental Recognition Awards Program, receiving a honorable mention in the category of “Achievement of a Successful Environmental Education/Outreach Program.”

RHA has partnered with SASD to educate its members and tenants about sewer problems related to fats, oils, and grease (FOG). Proper FOG disposal is important to help reduce sewer overflows that are costly and environmentally hazardous.

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Protect Our Local Creeks
Celebrate Creek Week and Do Your Part to Clean Up Waterways

Help protect our local creeks! The Sacramento Area Sewer District is celebrating Creek Week along with the Sacramento Area Creeks Council: April 5–April 13.

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A Clog-Free Holiday Season

The Sacramento Area Sewer District continued to be in the news this past holiday season, reminding Sacramento-area residents to keep their household kitchen drains clog-free from fats, oils, and grease. News highlights included coverage from the Sacramento Bee and Crossings TV. Cheers to another successful clog-free holiday season!

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