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The City of Edmond’s FOG program helps homeowners learn to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease.
“These few simple tips will help you avoid a sewer back-up in your home. Not only is a sewer back-up unpleasant and unsanitary, the clean-up can cost thousands of dollars and your homeowner’s insurance may not cover the cost,” said Public Information Officer, Casey Moore.
Fats, oils and grease eventually become solid rather than liquid and the grease will stick to the sides of sewer pipes and clog them. This can cause a back-up and an overflow in your home, or into the streets and streams.
“With the holidays quickly approaching and the treats and feasts in abundance, we want to remind residents the importance of FOG disposal” said Moore.
Here are a few ways you can help prevent back-ups in your home:
Fats, oils and grease are a serious maintenance problem for the City of Edmond and the sewer back-ups caused by these elements are unpleasant and costly for homeowners. For more information call the City of Edmond’s Public Works department at 216-7770.