Wastewater Management Staff Spread FOG Message


May 2, 2017
For Immediate Release

Wastewater Management Staff Spread FOG Message

Wastewater Management Staff Spread FOG Message

Following a recent sanitary sewer backup in Falls Church, Va., staff from Fairfax County's Wastewater Management Program distributed 4,000 door-hangers to provide residents with information on the proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG). For example, adding an absorbent paper towel and disposing of FOG in trashcans instead of down drains can help prevent pipes from becoming clogged in the future. FOG should never be poured down drains.

The outreach team's efforts are focused in areas where sewer backups caused by FOG have been reported. If an issue arises in another neighborhood, the team will be deployed to the area.

Residents can report sewer backups to the 24-hour Trouble Response Center by calling 703-323-1211. More information about preventing backups and overflows is available online. The Wastewater Management Program is a division of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.

 

Wastewater Management Staff Spread FOG Message

 

Contact: Matthew Kaiser, Public Information Officer 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-8455, TTY 711

 


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