Keep FOG out of the Drain!

Keep FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) Out Of The Drain!

FOG is the number one cause of sewer system blockages in the Metro Atlanta area.  Fats, Oils & Grease build up and eventually block the plumbing and sewer system.  These blockages can cause sewage to flow out of manholes into streets and rivers, or up floor drains in homes.  Preventing these blockages protects the environment and saves residents money. 

MYTH - Using a garbage disposal will not clog pipes. 

FACT - Garbage disposals conveniently dispose of grease bearing food particles, but often leads to higher incidence of sewer clogs, not only from the additional grease, but also from the food particles themselves which can become trapped by existing grease in sewer pipes. 

MYTH – If I use hot water and dish soap when disposing of grease in my kitchen sink, the drain and pipes won’t become clogged.

FACT – As the grease travels down the pipe, it cools and hardens again which then causes clogs. 

Common Sources of FOG:  Butter, Cheese, Gravy, Ice Cream, Margarine, Marinades, Mayonnaise, Meats, Pastries, Salad Dressings, Sauces, Cooking Oils & Yogurt
What YOU can do?
  • Do not pour FOG down your drain. 
  • Allow FOG to cool and poor into a disposable container to place in the trash. 
  • Scrape all FOG off of plates and wipe dry with a paper towel. 
  • Use a sink strainer to catch all food particles that may fall in the sink and throw away. 
  • Throw all Fats, Oils & Grease and food scraps in the trash.