Evansville Water and Sewer Utility: Don’t Put FOG – Fats, Oils and Grease – Down the Drain This Holiday Season
(November 18, 2019) As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and the holiday season with traditional meals, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) reminds everyone to put FOG – fats, oils and grease – from holiday cooking in the trash to avoid clogged drain. To underscore this message, EWSU is launching a public service campaign to raise awareness about the importance of keeping FOG from damaging pipes in homes and our city’s sewer system.
People often don’t realize that every drop of fat, oil or grease that goes down the drain will end up in the sewer line. As FOG collects in sewers it can form large clogs that can damage pipes and cause sewage to back up into homes, eventually reaching local streams and wetlands.
The EWSU FOG billboards and video public service announcements encourage everyone to “Cool It. Can It. Throw it Away. Put FOG in the trash, not the sink!” Fifteen billboards with the FOG holiday message are located on high traffic thoroughfare across the city. The FOG videos, featuring EWSU Director Allen Mounts, are available online offering simple tips on things you can do at home to eliminate FOG.