Fat, Oil & Grease

Grease and water don’t mix . . . especially in a sewer system! 

Did you know?
F.O.G. (fat, oil and grease) is the #1 cause of sewer blockages.  Sewer overflows and backups are health & environmental hazards, and can cause serious damage to homes and business.

How does F.O.G. get into the sewer system?
From household drains and poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and other businesses.

Here is what you can do!
Never
pour grease down sink drains or into toilets. Garbage disposals do not  keep grease out of plumbing systems. FYI, detergents and other products that claim to “dissolve” grease only pass it through to cause problems down the line.

Throw F.O.G. in the trash!

  • Put cooled grease, oil, and food scraps into a disposable container and throw it away!
  • A manhole is not a trashcan! Our crews have found large items like buckets, cinder blocks, and limbs in manholes. These cause blockages . . .which could result in a sewer backup or overflow in YOUR home!
  • Don’t put solids down the toilet or drain. Never flush rags, cloths, or disposable diapers. These cause sewer blockages.
  • Scrape oil and grease from kitchen utensils and pans with paper towels and throw away. Keep grease out of wash water as much as possible.

If you see someone putting improper materials in the sewage system or down manholes, please call Dalton Utilities immediately at (706) 278-1313. The next sewer backup could be in YOUR home or business!