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Sacramento, Calif.—As more and more people stay home to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic, toilets and sewer pipes are at risk of becoming increasingly clogged with disposable wipes, paper towels, napkins, and other materials harmful to the sewer system. The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD), the region’s sewage collection utility, is reminding everyone to flush only toilet paper and human waste—nothing else.
Sacramento, Calif.—It’s the time of year for family and friends to come together and enjoy a delicious meal. And after all that meal planning and prepping, the last thing anyone wants is a messy, costly sewer backup—a guaranteed way to ruin the holiday cheer.
Dispose of fats, oils and grease properly with three easy steps:
- Can it. Once cooled, pour leftover oils and grease into a sturdy container, like a jar or coffee can.
- Scrape it. Before washing pots and pans, scrape out fats, oils and grease.
- Trash it. Put fatty and greasy food scraps in the garbage, not down the drain.
Sacramento, Calif.—All life depends on water for survival. But while more than two-thirds of the earth is covered with water, preparing it for human use—and then cleaning it once used—takes a lot of work.
During California’s second annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week (October 6–14), water professionals are being recognized and celebrated for their pivotal role in protecting public health and the environment.
Just because something can be flushed, doesn’t mean it should be! Check out Giacomo Luca’s and ABC10’s full coverage on how flushable wipes are causing big problems for our sewer system. This problem is completely preventable, and customers are the answer! Toss those wipes in the trash. Only human waste and toilet paper should ever be flushed.
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.