Is my service affected by what I put down the drain?
Yes, people who dispose of things such as grease, disposable mop heads, eggshells, coffee grounds, and kitty litter down toilets, garbage disposals, and sewer manholes frequently clog sewer lines.

Some helpful suggestions that will assist your local utility company include:

  • Not disposing of grease down drains such as cooking oils, fat, etc.
  • Seeking out hazardous materials disposal sites for the disposition of motor oils, transmission fluids, antifreeze, paints, turpentine, and caustic household cleaners
  • Disposing of rags, mop heads, coffee grounds, eggshells, kitty litter, and the like by properly wrapping or sealing them and placing them in solid waste containers

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1. Why is my water is discolored?
2. As a homeowner, what is my role regarding sewer maintenance?
3. Is my service affected by what I put down the drain?
4. What kinds of problems do fat, oil, and grease cause?
5. What can I do to prevent sewer backups?
6. What items should not be flushed down toilets?
7. My water has a smell. What should I do?
8. How can I water my lawn without paying for sewer charges?