Stop the Clog
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:
- Fatty food scraps
- Salad dressings
- Creamy or oily sauces
- Milk and dairy products
- 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.
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).
News & Events
Get the latest about Stop the Clog!
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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Have a question about Stop the Clog? Want to request program materials for your food service establishment or rental housing? You’ve come to the right place.