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Can the Grease!
Did you know that cooking oils, grease, and fats poured down the drain are the leading cause of sewer clogs in Lynchburg?
When cooking oil and grease is poured down the kitchen sink, toilet, or any other household drain, it clings to the inside of pipes and, over time, completely clogs the pipes in your home and in our city sewers. Clogged pipes block wastewater from moving freely through the pipes to our Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a result, sewer backups, combined sewer overflows, and flooding occur—and no one wants that messy, unsanitary, and expensive situation in their building or backyard!
What common ingredients clog the drain?
- Cooking Oils
- Grease & Lards
- Salad Dressings
- Alfredo Sauce
So what can you do to help?
Can the Grease! DO NOT pour used cooking oil and grease down the drain!
Contact Kandace Carter at 434-455-6254 or FOG@lynchburgva.gov to learn more.