Should I put my used cooking grease down the drain?
Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are the cause of approximately 90% of all sanitary sewer pverflows. There are a few things residents can do to keep sanitary sewers flowing smoothly.

1. Pour hot grease into a container that can hold hot liquid (a coffee cup or empty can) until it solidifies, and then dispose of in the trash. Vegetable oil, that stays in a liquid form, can be discharged to the sewer.

2. Scrape food off dishes into the trash. Food solids can build up in sewer pipes causing back-ups and overflows.

3. Remember that modern dishwashers are very efficient. If you have scraped off the food solids into the trash there should be no need to prewash your dishes.

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1. Are baby/adult wipes flushable?
2. Is reclaimed water safe?
3. Is there lead in my drinking water, and if so what can I do about it?
4. Should I put my used cooking grease down the drain?
5. What is reclaimed water?
6. Why do we use reclaimed water and what are the benefits of reuse?
7. Why do we sometimes smell odors near the wastewater treatment plant?
8. What causes these odors?
9. How does ACWWA minimize odors at the wastewater treatment plant?
10. What can I do if I smell an odor I think is coming from the plant?
11. What happens when the LTCWRF receives an odor complaint?