Fats, Oils & Grease

Grease is a problem. In the wastewater business, grease is singled out for special attention because it doesn't break down in water and tends to separate from liquids.

Large amounts of oil and grease from kitchen drains cause trouble in the pipe system and at the wastewater treatment facility. It decreases pipe capacity and requires pipe systems to be cleaned more often and sometimes replaced sooner than otherwise expected. Grease in a warm liquid may not appear harmful. But, as the liquid cools, the grease or fat hardens and causes mats on the surface of settling tanks, digesters, inside pipes (picture above) and other surfaces which may cause a shutdown of treatment plant equipment or messy backups in your home or business.

For Business

Training materials, FAQs and other resources forĀ Food Service Establishments.

Commercial Program

Preferred Pumper Program

For Residents

Prevent backups in your home by pouring all bacon, fried chicken, and other cooking grease into a can, putting in the freezer, then tossing it in the trash.

Freeze the Grease, Save the Drain kit

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