What is F.O.G?
FOG - Fats, Oils, and Grease
Fats, Oils, and Grease or better known as FOG make Sewer Treatment more costly by creating Distribution Clogs and increase Treatment Center Processing Costs. $$$
You can make a difference in our Town of York and the Sewer Districts cost, by effectively managing FOG.
Click here for a Printable YSD F.O.G. Handout
There are ways that we can all help keep our pipes as free from clogs as we can. The Sacramento Area Sewer District has a "Stop the Clog" program that they are happy to SHARE with our public here in York. Click on the links below to learn about what you can do.
Common Misconceptions-- When it comes to F.O.G: Fats, Oil, and Grease
You May Be Doing It Wrong! Some major misconceptions can lead to big clogs in your sewer pipes.
“Hot water dissolves grease!”
Not true! Using hot water and soap to “dissolve” oil and grease and wash it down the drain will not work. Grease will still stick to pipes after it cools.
“My in-sink disposal takes care of grease!”
Wrong again! A garbage disposal won’t make fatty and greasy food scraps disappear. Once they’ve passed the disposal, they can still clog the pipe.
“I’ve never had a clog, so there’s no problem!”
Wishful thinking! Just because fats, oils, and grease make it down the drain doesn’t mean they aren’t building up in your pipes and sewer lines. Over time, they can cause a nasty clog and sewer backup or overflow!
"These FOG materials were developed for the Sacramento Area Sewer District and are provided as examples only. The use of the program or these materials is the sole responsibility of the agency using them. The Sacramento Area Sewer District makes no warranties and/or guarantees, expressed or implied, as to the fitness, application, or use of the program or the materials."
What can you do to help?
To help reduce the amount of Fats, Oil, and Grease entering into our sewer pipes following the below practice can help!
Once the oil or fats has cooled- put the content in a can and then dispose of it in the trash.
After cooking and your pot or pan has cooled off. Before washing it, wipe it out and throw away the content.
Never put fatty, greasy, oily food down the drain! Put it in the trash. This is the best way to dispose of it!!
Flushable or not Flushable?
Believe it or not but there really aren't many things that are flushable. Actually, nothing but human waste and toilet paper is flushable.
Check it out!