When Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) go down the drain, they build up in pipes to cause clogs. These clogs can cause a sewer pipe to break or back up into the street, causing a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO). SSOs are trouble for everyone.
See how FOG affects our sewers with our "Fats, Oils, Grease" video in the City's Video Archive.
If you see water and sewage bubbling up from a maintenance hole or pooling in a grassy area, please report it immediately by calling the Emergency Service Center.
Visit Residents page for more ways to prevent SSOs.
Residents can receive a FREE FOG kit for proper disposal of cooking grease that includes:
To have a kit mailed to you, please Contact Us.
Never pour fats, oils, or grease down the drain. CAN THE FOG.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/6/2017
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