Good Facts

  • When poured down the drain, FOG sticks to the inside of sewer lines and hardens while catching debris.
  • The build-up of FOG can eventually block sewer lines, causing back-ups into your home.
  • Garbage disposals do not keep FOG from entering into the sewer system.
  • Running hot water or using a detergent afterwards will not eliminate FOG; it likely just moves the problem further down the pipe.
  • Fixing FOG-ridden pipes is costly both for homeowners and ratepayers.
  • Kitty litter can be a quick and easy way to soak up a large amount of FOG, or to help clean up a spill, before throwing in the trash.