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FOG_Flyer® The easiest way you can prevent sewer overflows is to keep FOG out of the sewer system. WHAT IS FOG? FOG stands for fats, oils, and grease. FOG is found in common foods and food ingredients such as meat, fish, butter, cooking oil, gravy, sauces, mayonnaise, and food scraps. There are also “hidden oils,” such as salad dressing, syrup, batter, and cheese. HOW DOES FOG AFFECT ME? When FOG is poured down the drain, it sticks to the inside of sewer pipes and restricts the wastewater flow, eventually causing a blockage. Blockages cause costly repairs and cleanup for you or even neighbors downstream. It also can cause sewer overflows that damage the system and pollute our waterways. WHAT CAN I DO? Wipe visible FOG and food scraps from plates, pots, and utensils into the trash for disposal. Never pour FOG down your sink drain, garbage disposal, or the sewer system. Pour cooled FOG into a container such as empty pet food, vegetable, or coffee can. Allow material to cool and solidify. Secure the lid and place in the trash when full. COOL IT, CAN IT, & TRASH IT. Encourage neighbors to keep FOG out of the sewer system. For more information, scan this QR code. Keep Fats, Oils, and Grease Out of Your Drain FOG should go in a can and once its cooled into the trash never down the drain. WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR WATER. ProjectClearSTL.org Project Clear STL projectclearstl (314) 768-6260