November Waterworks Newsletter


Save your pipes this holiday season

Throughout the holiday season, our crews notice more clogged pipes and pumps due to additional grease poured down the drains. Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G) come from meats, butter and margarine, lard, food scraps, sauces, salad dressings, dairy products, and cooking oil. When FOG is warm, it’s easy to pour down the drain; but as it cools, it hardens and can cause sewer pipes to clog. This may lead to raw sewage backing up in your home and may harm public infrastructure.

How to properly dispose of F.O.G.:

  • Allow fat, oils, and grease to cool and solidify in an aluminum can, and then dispose of it in your garbage.
  • Use a paper towel to wipe off greasy dishes to remove build-up before rinsing or placing them in the dishwasher.

Don't let this holiday season be spoiled by a plumbing disaster. When it comes to fats, oils, and grease: Can it, Cool it, and Throw it away!

Water droplets in the shape of a heartGive this Holiday: Pay It Forward

The "Pay It Forward" Program uses generous donations from customers like you to help others with water and sewer bills during crisis situations. During the season of giving, if you can give, please fill out the form on the back of this newsletter. If you need help with your bill, please call us during regular business hours.

For more information, if you need help or can give, check out our Pay It Forward Webpage