Turkey Day is just around the corner, and El Dorado Irrigation District officials encourage you to keep your sink fat-free this holiday season.
Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, people pour the byproducts of cooking down the sink drain. Fats, cooking oils and grease (FOG) can coat and clog pipes and cause sewer lines to back up into homes. That could mean costly clean-up and repair costs. FOG can also cause blockages further down sewer lines. And that can result in overflows or sewage backups into yards or streets, creating a public health risk.
The oil making its way to wastewater treatment plants can disrupt treatment processes and add to the need for maintenance. To prevent these problems, we encourage you to dispose of your leftover FOG properly. Here are some general suggestions that many of your neighbors may already be following.
To learn more visit www.eid.org and click on the FOG icon.