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Think Before it Hits the Sink

To help prevent damage to drains follow these tips!

Did you know that pouring fats, oils and greases (FOG) down the drain could lead to sewage backups and overflows into your home? Garbage disposals do not stop these byproducts from entering your plumbing or the sanitary sewer system.

To prevent damage related to FOG from happening, follow these good practices:

  • Before washing dishes, scrape and dry them with a paper towel.
  • Pour cooled oils and grease into a covered container and mix with other absorbent material like paper towels, kitty litter or coffee grounds before disposing in the trash.
  • Minimize garbage disposal use and place a basket or strainer over your drain to catch food items, then throw them in the trash.
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Public Works Facts

Did you know? The city has......

  • 21 square miles.
  • 285 moving lane miles of streets.
  • 134 linear miles of streets.
  • 18 highway bridges.
  • 145 miles of sewer line
  • 153 miles of water line
  • 47 traffic signalized intersections
  • more than 680 acres of right-of-way.
  • more than 50 miles of storm drain.
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