We regularly remind our customers not to pour fats, oils and grease down the drain, and not to throw sanitary wipes down the toilet. The label may say "flushable" or "biodegradable" but this is generally not the case. These items may cause your sewer to back up into your home, giving you an unforgettable smell and costing thousands of dollars to repair. If the grease and wipes do make it past your home plumbing, they end up clogging our sewer facilities, requiring more maintenance time and potentially driving up your future sewer costs.
Take a look at what happened in London, England last September. A 130 ton congealed mass of grease and wipes formed a "fatberg" that required a tremendous amount of effort to remove. The Museum of London decided this was an opportunity to educate the public to not throw these items down the drain or toilet. They created a museum display to describe how the fatberg was formed and the efforts taken for its disposal. They have placed a small piece of the fatberg in a museum display case. They are even selling t-shirts and edible fatberg sludge fudge!
Remember - Don’t feed the fatberg! Please keep the grease out of kitchen drains, and only put human waste and toilet paper down the toilet.