News and Events

News and Events

Posted on: February 14, 2018

Don't feed the fatberg!

Fatberg-museum-display-

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.     

London Fatberg becomes Museum Exhibit
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News and Events

It's National Water Quality Month!

Posted on: August 22, 2018
Bath Safety

Bath time safety

Posted on: January 31, 2018

2018 Final budget and rate adjustments

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Make your voice heard!

Posted on: November 29, 2017
dont pour grease

Cease the grease!

Posted on: November 20, 2017
PA250005 - Copy

Winterize your home plumbing

Posted on: October 27, 2017
bigstockphoto_Gold_Faucet_274316

Imagine a day without water

Posted on: October 12, 2017
Emergency kit

Join us at the Disaster Preparedness Fair!

Posted on: September 25, 2017
Bottled water

Treating drinking water for emergency use

Posted on: September 15, 2017
Lift station

If you see something, say something!

Posted on: September 7, 2017
SeptemberPreparedness_FacebookPost_1C

September is National Preparedness Month!

Posted on: September 1, 2017
2016_SammDays_08

Paint a fish!

Posted on: August 18, 2017
Summer Heat

The heat is on....again!

Posted on: July 31, 2017
bigstock-beautiful-young-woman-drinking-66352939

Beat the heat

Posted on: June 23, 2017
Split rotor

Find and fix irrigation leaks!

Posted on: June 23, 2017
Water Crew

It's Public Works Week!

Posted on: May 23, 2017
Day05_cedar_river

Protecting this essential resource

Posted on: May 12, 2017
Day04_emergency water jugs_web

Storing water for emergencies

Posted on: May 11, 2017
Plumber repairing leaky drain

Caring for your pipes

Posted on: May 10, 2017
Fixing faucet cropped

Check and fix leaks

Posted on: May 9, 2017
Day01_bigstock-Pint-Girl-2850853_web

It's Drinking Water Week!

Posted on: May 9, 2017
NW Water User Group

Sharing innovative GIS solutions

Posted on: March 23, 2017
World Water Day

World Water Day

Posted on: March 22, 2017
Marianne Binetti

Learn about dry shade gardening this week!

Posted on: February 27, 2017
bigstockphoto_Tomato_Plant_4914559.jpg

Learn about edible landscapes this week!

Posted on: February 21, 2017
PA250005 - Copy.JPG

Be wise - winterize!

Posted on: December 8, 2016
turkey.jpg

Let's keep our sewers fat free!

Posted on: December 8, 2016
baby gardener.jpg

Learn to be water smart year 'round!

Posted on: October 5, 2016