Cooking fat, oil and grease (FOG) is a leading cause of sewer pipe clogs. FOGs cool and congeal on the inner walls of sewer lines and on tree roots that grow in them, much like arterial sclerosis in our bodies. The resulting clog restricts sewage flow, which can back up in your home or property, or even in the street. In fact, kitchen grease is a leading cause of sewer spills into the Monterey Bay.
To ensure the success of their sewer spill prevention plans, the Southern Monterey Bay Dischargers Group developed a recipe for fat-free and clog-free sewers. This recipe is part of the public outreach program for residential dischargers to a municipal sewer collection system.
HOW DO SEWER CLOGS CAUSE SPILLS & BEACH CLOSURES? Most storm drains flow to the Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary. ... read more
HOW CAN I HELP?
Six tips for clean drains ... read more
GOT A CLOG?
On plumbers, snakes, and other clog removal methods ... read more
WHAT ELSE IS BEING DONE? Businesses play an important role, too ... read more