Stop the Clog

Stop the Clog!

Think that can go down the drain? Think again.


Fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.), along with other common unflushable materials, can create a huge problem for sewer pipes. They can combine with roots and cause massive clogs contributing to our sewer backups and overflows. Not only is this costly for residents, but it has harmful environmental impacts.


The SacTown Clog Squad

SacSewer has put out an APB on a dangerous gang of pipe invaders called “The SacTown Clog Squad,” last seen clogging pipes and causing sewage overflows with fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) in the Sacramento region!

Common sources of F.O.G. include fatty food scraps, meat, butter or margarine, milk and dairy products, cooking oils, salad dressings, sauces and, marinades. Put these troublemakers out of business by properly disposing of F.O.G. with these two easy steps: 


The SacTown Unflushables

SacSewer has put out an APB on the SacTown Unflushables, most wanted for taking over your drains, clogging pipes, and causing sewage overflows in the Sacramento region!  

We need your help to prevent sewage blockages and overflows by putting these offenders in the trash where they belong. 


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

Correctly Train Your Employees

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!


Teaching Our Kids to Be Good Sewer Stewards

Help your students make a difference!

As 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.

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.

Overview FOR KIDS

Hey Kids, Help Us Stop the Clog!

You can help your family protect your sewer pipes!

What do pizza, peanut butter, salad dressing, and margarine have in common? Yes, they’re all things we eat, but there’s something else they have in common: They are greasy, fatty foods that we in the sewer business call FOG (which is short for “Fats, Oils, and Grease”).


About Stop the Clog

The Stop the Clog program is sponsored by SacSewer 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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