Fats, Oils, and Grease Program

On August 28, 2006, the Governor of California approved AB 1333, which makes the improper disposal of brown grease from grease traps or interceptors an offense. In addition, the bill prohibits reinserting any of the grease removed from a trap or interceptor back into the trap or interceptor unless specific conditions are met. The bill also requires grease haulers to completely remove all grease, greasy liquids, water, and solids from a trap or interceptor each time it is pumped.

The City's Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to help prevent the "Clog" from visiting your home or business and causing a sewage backup or overflow.

Some common FOG found in kitchens include cooking oils, condiments, such as salad dressings and sandwich spreads, meat juices and fat. When FOG is poured down drains and garbage disposals, it can cause blockages which can cause the sewer to back up into your home or business through sinks, drains, and toilets. Cleaning and plumbing repairs associated with these backups can be very expensive and disruptive.

Whether you are a business that generates FOG or a resident of Lincoln, you are encouraged to do your part to help prevent sewer blockages. Doing so will benefit your home, pocketbook, and community.

To learn more about the FOG Program, visit the LiveSewerSmart website.