Cameron Diaz once said "Grease is the only cure for a hangover." For your Cypress Forest Public Utility District fighting grease in our sewer lines causes headaches and costs us big dollars each year as we vacuum it out of our sewer lines.
Too often events or words similar to the following happen occurs in Champion Forest, "a small bit of grease from the hot roasting pan, or some leftover oil, just pour it down the drain, what harm will it do." But under our homes, grease and oil consolidate in our sewer lines, clog our drains and eventually cause backups.
Properly dispose of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) by collecting them in sealed jar and canister and store them in the freezer. Once full toss in the trash. Grease blockage caused by improper disposal of FOGs can lead to costly problems for your local governments including your public utility district and your neighbors in terms of sewer lines, home plumbing repairs and environmental remediation.
Houston-Galveston Area Council has joined a targeted outreach and education program named "Cease the Grease." Cease the Grease is a partnership between multiple state, regional and local entities seeking to reduce sanitary overflows caused by FOGs.
How much do you know about FOG? Let me ask 4 questions.
- Is it OK to throw out FOG into the yard and garden?
- What is the difference between grease and oil?
- Why are oils that do not solidify a problem for my home and the environment?
- Can I dispose of motor oil with cooking oil and grease?
Does this really happen in our neighborhood?
Yes, as a director for 10 years, not a year, sometimes every 6 months and occasionally quarterly, we contract with a vacuum truck service to clear out our sewer lines. I want to thank Houston-Galveston Area Council for this information.