Slippery When Wet: Grease in the Sewer System

For many people, out of sight is out of mind, and it can include leftover cooking oil that is dumped down the drain. Many times the leftover oil will make its way to a municipal wastewater treatment facility, but sometimes so much grease or oil can be dumped down the drain at one time that the wastewater sewers can become completely clogged. This can and does result in backups of sewage and wastewater into homes, businesses and schools. 

Many municipalities have begun programs to educate residents about the proper disposal of leftover grease or oil. Proper disposal of leftover cooking oil is simple. Allow the oil to cool, and then place it in a sealed container and into the trash. For more information, please visit the links below:

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