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F.O.G

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The Fats, Oils and Grease (F.O.G.) Program

  • The Fats, Oils and Grease (F.O.G.) Program is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to help prevent clogged pipes at your home or business or sewer backups also known as sanitary sewer overflows.
  • Big Bear City Community Services District Sewer Department conducts annual F.O.G. Inspections at all commercial locations where food is prepared. We help educate and try to provide business owners with solutions with their F.O.G. related issues. We have the ability to show them if there is F.O.G. found at their sewer connections and work with them to minimize it.
  • Some common F.O.G. found in kitchens includes cooking oils, condiments such as salad dressings and sandwich spreads, meat juices, and fat. When F.O.G. is poured down the drain and garbage disposals, it can cause blockages that can cause the sewer to back up into your home or business through sinks, drains, and toilets.
  • The more food, chemicals and solid waste put down the drain, the more expensive it is to clean and maintain the sewer lines, and to treat the water, a cost that could be passed to the customer.
  • To avoid sewage blockage and increased treatment costs, Big Bear City Community Services District recommends putting kitchen greases in a jar and disposing of them in the trash. In addition, leftover food should never be put down the garbage disposal. Any waste that can be thrown in the garbage should always be put in the trash.
  • Even the smallest amount of fat, oil and greases will solidify and stick to sewer lines. This sticky film catches food and other solid debris washed down the sewer lines. Over time, the debris builds up until the line is completely blocked and sewage backs up.
  • Sewage backups can cause overflows inside homes and into the streets. Sewer overflow can create serious public health hazards and damage property. Often when an overflow occurs, the homeowner is financially responsible for clean up and sewer maintenance problems from their home to the City's main line.
  • Remember, "SCRAPE IT, DON'T GRIND IT" to avoid costly sewer blockages repairs and clean ups. Do your part to maintain sewer lines grease free.

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Click the PDF file below for more F.O.G. information

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An Adobe Acrobat file Taking Care of Your Grease Trap 136.9 KB