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Think Around the Sink!

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pipe filled with grease
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SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) The City of Sioux Falls is requesting citizens’ help in reducing fats, oils, and grease in our sanitary sewer systems. These substances build up in the sanitary sewer piping system and can cause sewer backups and overflows. Residential fats, oils, and grease come mainly from frying and cooking oils, salad dressings, soups, meat trimmings, bacon fat, and greasy leftovers. When allowed down the drain, they cool and cling to the inside of pipes, coating them, and eventually creating blockages.

Rather than pouring grease down the sink, allow the grease to cool, pour it into a container, and dispose of it in the trash. By keeping the fats, oils, and grease out of the sanitary sewer collection system, it helps to prevent sewer blockages and keeps your sewer utility rate costs down. More information can be found on the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org/grease-menace.

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