FOG stands for Fats, Oils and Grease.
Did you know that approximately 30 percent of the foods we eat are considered FOG?
Foods such as meats, sauces, gravies, salad dressings, deep-fried dishes, pastries, cheese, and butter are considered high in FOG.
By disposing of fats, grease and oils improperly, these materials can build up and create clogs in your sewer pipes and result in costly repairs.
FOG can also build up in the Town wastewater systems and create clogs, damage infrastructure, cause overflows and harm the environment.
Initially, FOG flows with little problem when mixed with hot water. But once it cools in the sanitary sewer pipes, it starts to harden and stick to the sewer lines.
When the solids build up over time, lines get blocked, which can cause nasty sewer spills. These spills can erupt anywhere there is a sewer line and at any time. Sewage may overflow in your yard or even back up into your house or business through sewer lines.
In addition, blockages can create costly plumber bills.
The only way to prevent blockages is to keep the fats, oils, and greases out of the sewer lines.