Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)  

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What is FOG?, 

FOG stands for Fats, Oils, and Grease. Did you know that pouring fats, oils, and grease down the drain or garbage disposal creates obstructions in underground pipes and creates serious problems like blockages and sewer overflows? In fact, FOG is one of the leading causes of sewer overflows and blockages in the United States.  


When washed down the sink, grease sticks to the insides of your pipes (both on your property on in the streets). Over time, grease buildup can clog an entire pipeline causing street overflows in your home and neighborhood. The damage from overflows could cost you thousands of dollars! 

The City plans to adopt a new Ordinance to codify regulations preventing discharge of Fats, Oils and Grease into the City's Sewer collection system. The Ordinance applies to Food Service Establishments (FSEs), commercial and industrial businesses, and other entities with potential to introduce FOG and insoluble waste into the City's sewer collection system. If you have questions about the new Ordinance, please follow the Links below.

Link to FAQs:  FOG Ordinance FAQs