What You Can Do to Help Avoid Sewage Spills

Our wastewater collection and treatment system is designed to handle three things: used water, human body waste, and toilet paper. It is very important to keep all foreign materials, such as grease and other household debris from entering the system because they can cause blockages that lead to sewage spills.

  • Don't pour grease, fats, and oils from cooking down the drain. Collect the grease in a container and dispose of it in the garbage. Your refrigerator is a good place to store the grease until disposal because its lower temperature will solidify the liquid.
  • Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket. Place a wastebasket in each bathroom for the disposal of trash, disposable diapers, and personal hygiene or contraceptive products.
  • Don't use your food disposal as the catchall for kitchen waste. Food scraps should be moved to a compost pile or place them in the garbage.