FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012
Contact: Jessica Hess
Media and Communication Specialist
City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season
Remember to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease after the big holiday meal
Sacramento, CA - Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays. Leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals contributes to increased sewer clogs. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.
When poured down the sink, fats, oils and grease accumulate in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods.