Fats, Oils & Grease

Most grease occurs as a byproduct of cooking. Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are found in:

  • Baked goods
  • Butter and margarine
  • Cooking oil
  • Food scraps
  • Lard
  • Meat fats
  • Sauces
  • Shortening

Plumbing Problems From FOG

When grease is washed into the plumbing system, most often through the kitchen sink, it clings to the inside of sewer pipes and drains. Over time, the grease can build up and block the entire pipe affecting both your property and the Township Sewer Sanitary System in the street.

The result of a grease blockage in the sewer pipe can be:

  • An increase in the cost of operations and maintenance by the township, which may result in higher sewer bills for residents
  • An unpleasant and costly cleanup for you, the homeowner
  • Potential contact with disease causing organisms
  • Raw sewage overflows into your home or neighboring home

If you experience a problem with FOG, please contact our Sewer Department immediately. Sewer problem reporting forms are also available.