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Did You Know?

Do you know what happens when fats, oils and grease (FOG) meet non-flushable items like wipes, paper towels and feminine hygiene products, in your sewer pipes? It creates a “fatberg,” a giant, cement-like mass that forms when FOG congeals and combines with products that don’t readily disperse. Clogs in your home plumbing system are costly, averaging $400 to clear. Extensive damage averages $10,000 to replace your private lateral (connection from your home to the main sewer line). There are ways that you help to prevent clogs in your home and neighborhood:

symbol do not flush
  • Dispose of all FOG in the trash; making sure to place it in a can or jar and scraping all excess so nothing goes down the drain.
  • When in doubt, throw it out.
  • If you see this symbol (right) on wipes, DO NOT FLUSH!
  • Only pee, poo, and toilet paper belong in the toilet. 
  • Help us spread the word to keep the community and environment safe.
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