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Taylorsville/Bennion Improvement District

Apr 03, 2015 10:51AM ● Published by City of Taylorsville

Problems can develop in your plumbing drains and in the sewer collection system due to the improper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG).  In order to reduce potential problems, the following information is provided by Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District on how to properly handle FOG.

Disposing of used cooking oil and grease down a sink can be costly both to the homeowner as well as the District. Grease disposed of in sinks and drains can lead to sewer line clogs and sewage backups into homes and businesses, sewage overflowing into streets, and adverse impacts to public health and the environment.

The easiest way to solve the FOG buildup problem is to keep the material out of the sewer system. Here are a few tips:

• Collect grease and food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils, grills and cooking surfaces into a can or the trash.

• Pour cooled FOG into a can or other container with a tight lid (coffee can, glass jar or plastic container) and dispose of it in the garbage. 

• Don’t pour grease down garbage disposals. Put baskets/strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids, and empty the drain baskets/strainers into the trash.

Tell your family, friends and neighbors about problems associated with grease in the sewer system and how to keep it out. The solution starts in your home with your actions. If you have any questions regarding this article or any other water or wastewater topic, please contact Dan McDougal, Water Quality Coordinator, at 801-968-9081. Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District.



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