Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) and Sand Control Program 

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) enter the sanitary sewer system through sinks, dishwashers, and any other equipment connected to the sanitary sewer plumbing. Over time these substances cool, harden, and accumulate. FOG build up along the walls of the pipes can lead to a sanitary sewer overflow inside your home, business, adjacent buildings, streets or the environment. These spills create a safety hazard that endanger public health and impact the health of our environment. Removal of FOG blockages in your home’s drain lines is expensive and messy. FOG in sewer lines increases maintenance of the City’s sewers, raising sewer rates for all customers.

  1. Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) means grease, oil, fat or other ether soluble matter derived from animal and/or plant sources that contain multiple carbon chain triglyceride molecules, and includes each of the following two types: 
  1. Dispersed grease, which means grease which is not floatable grease; 
  2. Floatable grease, which means grease which floats on the surface of quiescent sewage water or other liquid or which floats upon dilution of the liquid with water and includes any waste containing quantities or concentrations of dispersed biodegradable fats, oils and greases. 
  1. FOG in the Residential Kitchen
  1. Residential Kitchen Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  1. Commercial - FOOD Service Establishments (FSE)
  1. Best Management Practices for FSEs
  1. FOG Waste Discharge Permit (FOG WDP) Application
  1. Debunking Myths