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Stop the Clog

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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:

Keep reading to learn what else you can do to help Stop the Clog!

Overview FOR RESIDENTS

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

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
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Shortening
  • Butter or margarine
  • Peanut butter
Overview FOR FOOD SERVICE

Train Your Employees the Right Way
And avoid fines, lost business, and cleanup costs

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 and property, as well as foul local waterways.

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

Overview FOR RENTAL OWNERS & PROPERTY MANAGERS

Stop the Clog. Stop the Headaches.

Are you dealing with sewer backups and overflows on your properties? It’s costly, headache-inducing work. Worse yet, it’s a drain on maintenance resources.

Often, the cause of these problems is fats, oils, and grease (FOG)  improperly disposed of by tenants. When FOG is dumped down the drain, it can harden inside pipes and create massive clogs, causing messy backups and overflows. That creates unhappy tenants . . . and unexpected costs for rental owners and property managers.

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About Stop the Clog

The 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).

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