Saturday, January 16, 2010

City of Houston...gets the word out!

Blocked Plumbing / Sewer Overflow

Most household plumbing lines are small, and connect directly to pipes that are only slightly larger. FOG and foreign materials can easily block the sewage flow. A blocked sewer can be a worse problem than just inconvenient and unpleasant. A blocked sewer can cause an overflow that sends pollution to our bayous and Galveston Bay.
Common enemies to our sewer system:

Cooking grease & oil
Meat fats
Shortening, butter & margarine
Coffee grounds and filters
Paper towels
Baby diapers
Feminine hygiene products
Chewing gum

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