RVSD would like to remind everyone to keep cooking oils and grease from drains. Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are a significant cause of clogs and spills in household and restaurant plumbing and public sewer lines. When FOG gets into the sewer line, it sticks to pipe walls, creating significant blockages when it cools. FOG blockages in the sewer line can quickly increase the likelihood of a sanitary sewer overflow.
A preventative solution is to throw leftover FOG into a compost bin or trash instead of pouring them down the drain. If you use a paper towel to wipe FOG from cooking utensils, dishes, and pots, put the towel in the compost bin or trash. This simple measure will help reduce the risk of a sanitary sewer overflow occurring. Watch our Fats, Oils, and Grease video on the right to learn more!