Grease Alert! During recent maintenance of our sewer system, an excessive amount of grease was discovered within the sewer lines. Although it was noticed before a problem occurred it could have led to a major sewer overflow. To prevent future sewer overflows, we encourage all residents to eliminate fat, oil and grease in your drains.
Kitchen grease is a menace to sewer pipes. Liquefied animal fats, grease and vegetable oils poured in the drains do create problems. As they cool they eventually solidify and clog pipes. This causes wastewater to backup and leads to sewer overflows and other sewer spills that could threaten your home and the environment.
You Can Help!
Please do not dispose of cooking grease or oils down drains.
Please wipe all pots and pans with paper towel and dispose in trash receptacle.
Place cooking oil in sealed container and dispose of in trash receptacle.
If you do notice your drain lines are draining slowly please call us. We would like to remind all businesses with grease traps to have them pumped regularly. The Town’s ordinance requires all traps to be pumped out at least quarterly. It also requires that the user shall maintain a written record of trap maintenance for three (3) years. All such records will be available for inspection by the Town at all times. Your records may also be faxed to 704-455-4761.
The Town has been inspecting all grease traps and will be following up with record inspections in the coming months. A copy of the Town’s ordinance is available online or by calling 704-239-9762.