The Lake County Sanitation District is working hard to protect our communities and beautiful Clear Lake from sewer backups. Along with local restaurants and food handling facilities upgrading and maintaining on-site grease collection equipment and conducting frequent sewer line cleaning - we need your help too!
Did you know cooking oil and grease cools and congeals on the inner walls of sewer lines? In fact, kitchen grease is the leading factor in almost every sewer spill we've had. Here are some tips to help you prevent sewage spills, and keep your pipes running free.
Never pour grease, fats, or oil down the sink or garbage disposal.
Freeze small amounts of fats, oil, and grease in a container with a tight-fitting lid for disposal with your solid waste.
Mix cooking oil with an absorbent material such as cat litter or coffee grounds, and place in a lidded container for disposal with your solid waste.
For greasy pans, pour off the grease into a container mentioned above, and use a paper towel to wipe out the remaining grease in the pan prior to washing.
For more information on the Fats Oil and Grease (FOG) Program, please contact the Lake County Special Districts Administration at 707-263-0119.