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FAT FREE SEWERS

FATS OILS AND GREASES AREN'T JUST BAD FOR ARTERIES AND WAISTLINES THEY'RE BAD FOR SEWERS TOO! HELPING TO PREVENT SEWER OVERFLOWS AND BACKUPS IS EASY.

A byproduct of cooking, grease comes from meat fats, lard, oil, shortening, butter, margarine, food scraps baking goods, sauces and dairy products. When washed down the sink grease sticks to the inside of sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, it can build up and block the entire pipe.

     Caution: Home garbage disposals do not keep grease out of the plumbing system. Products such as detergents that claim to dissolve grease may pass it down the line and cause problems elsewhere.

The Results can be:

*Raw sewage overflowing in your home or your  neighbor's home;

*An expensive and unpleasant cleanup that often must be paid for by you, the home or business owner;

*Raw sewage flowing into parks yards, and streets;

*Potential contact with disease causing organisms; and

*An increase in operation and maintenance costs for local sewer departments, which causes higher sewer bills for customers.

What you can do to help.

What Restaurant and building owners need to know about grease traps or interceptors.