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Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) - Residential

The Pretreatment Compliance Specialist administers the Utility's Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) program including researching and preparing the ordinance. Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are a hidden dangerous pollutant in our community. The Utility has taken the initiative to educate its customers on the harmful effects of FOG and the prevention steps our customers need to take. The Utility's Pretreatment Compliance Specialists are available for questions and comments.
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Although restaurants are the most controlled industry when it comes to FOG, the most uncontrolled discharge comes from residential areas. There are ways for our customers to help this problem. Here are a few:
  • Always keep in mind that just because your grease waste is leaving your sink with no problem, that it won't start creating a problem down the road for you, your neighbor and your community.
  • Do not pour grease down your sink.
  • Do not flush grease down your toilet.
  • Do not use your garbage disposal as a trashcan.
  • Do not pour food down your drain.
  • Wipe clean your dishes

Utility staff participate in CarmelFest, Carmel Safety Day and Zionsville Fall Festival each year. They distribute educational materials about the wastewater process and how FOG can be controlled. To assist customers in properly disposing of fats, oils and grease, we offer several handy household giveaways to help keep your drains clear and flowing. If you would like to order these items for pick-up, visit the request center. 

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