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1 Fats, Oils and Grease

2 Fats, Oils and Grease are found in the food you eat:

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4 What happens to your dishes after you are done eating? You wash them!

5 When the fats, oils and grease are washed down the drain, they build up inside your pipes and eventually cause a clog!

6 The sewer pipes from house are connected to the City’s sewer pipes, where your wastewater will travel to the wastewater treatment plant.

7 The City’s sewer system can back up just like the pipes in your home

8 If the City’s sewer system overflows, we call this a Sanitary Sewer Overflow

9 Expensive clean up Property damage Beach closures Local waterways contaminated Contaminated drinking water sources Health risks Fish kills Stomach illness Swimming restrictions Fishing restrictions Algal blooms Shellfish contamination A Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) is when raw sewage is discharged into the environment. Many problems are associated with SSOs: Fines

10 Sanitary Sewer Overflows can happen in your neighborhood.

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13 1.Let your used oil cool to room temperature 2.Pour oil into a container with a lid 3.Drop off the container at a used cooking oil recycling location or discard in the trash NEVER pour oil or grease down the drain!

14 Questions?


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