The Clark County Water Reclamation District encourages everyone to put their Thanksgiving drippings and leftovers into the trash, not the drain. Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest time for plumbers and sanitary sewer workers.
"Holiday guests and meals can stress your pipes too," said Commissioner Larry Brown, Chairman of the Clark County Water Reclamation District Board of Trustees. "Never send cooking oils, fats, or grease down the drain. Even small amounts can cause problems in home plumbing or further down the sewer line."
The Clark County Water Reclamation District offers these tips to keep your Black Friday from becoming "Brown Friday" and to keep your hard-earned money for shopping rather than on plumbing bills.
• Put your used cooking oils, fats, grease and grit into the trash
• Provide a trash can for used personal wipes in your bathrooms
• Take unused or expired medicines to a police substation for proper disposal
Fats, Oil, Grease and Grit (FOGG) can coat and clog pipes and cause your sewer line to back up into your home, resulting in expensive clean-up and repair costs. These items can cause problems further down sewer lines too, causing overflow or backup of sewage into streets and creating a public health risk. Cleaning and personal wipes should be tossed in the trash too, as they don’t break down like toilet paper and can cause clogs. Unused or expired medicines don’t get fully removed in the treatment process and wind up in our drinking water source.
For more information, visit our website at www.paininthedrain.com.