DO NOT FLUSH WIPES - With reports of toilet paper shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission reminds customers that wipes, paper towels, facial tissue, and other materials – even those that claim to be “flushable” – are not designed to break down in the wastewater treatment process.
What do you do with Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) from your Thanksgiving feast?
Pour it down the drain? Pour it down the drain, with hot water? The toilet? Grass outside? These were some of the answers we received when asking shoppers that question this past weekend, but none of them is the correct way to handle Fats, Oils, and Grease.
The right way: Cool it, Can it, Trash it. One person mentioned how they use their laundry detergent bottle to store Fats, Oils, and Grease. Now that is creative!
Keeping FOG out of drains, toilets, and pipes decreases the potential of sewage blockages resulting from FOG buildups. The EPA reported to Congress that 47% of sewer blockages are caused by FOG buildups. Once in the pipes, FOG cools then congeals into a solid mass restricting flow through pipes.
Over the weekend, our BWSC Team was at South Bay Mall's Stop and Shop. We were educating the ratepayers and public on the likely consequences of improper disposal of FOG. We gave out 1200+ goodie bags! Each BWSC goodie bag contained a Grease Lid, FOG informational packet, a highlighter, and a sponge all for FREE. For Boston residents who couldn't make it to Stop and Shop, do not worry! We still want to help you receive your FREE Grease Lid. Just follow the link to request your Grease Lid: https://bit.ly/2KPpP3V