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Fats, oils and grease

An example of what can occur when fats, oils and grease buildup in sewer lines.

Fats, oils and grease can damage sewer lines and potentially cause backups in the sewer system. When discarded down the drain, fats, oils and grease can build up on the interior walls of pipes. When a large amount of buildup occurs, blockage can happen preventing water from flowing through the pipes resulting in a sewage backup.

Centennial Water conducts routine maintenance of the sewer lines that stretch across its service area. However, we need your help to reduce the risk of fats, oils and grease from causing backups in the lines.

Wipe. Remove grease from pots, pans and dishes with a scraper or paper towel and discard it in the trash.

Pour. Discard cooking oil or grease in a secure container. Use a metal can to collect the grease, pour it into the can, let it cool and then safely discard the can in the trash.

Flush. If you have to use the sink or garbage disposal, run plenty of water to flush the pipes of debris.

Examples of fats, oils and grease:

  • Cooking oil
  • Butter
  • Salad dressing
  • Gravy
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sauces
  • Shortening

For more information about fats, oils and grease, email info@centennialwater.org or call 303-791-2185 x3545.