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Reducing Fats, Oils, and Grease in Your Community

Information about how to reduce fats, oil, and grease disposal in your community's sewer system.

Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can cause serious damage to your community’s sewer system. Every year communities spend billions unclogging or repairing pipes.

FOG clogs pipes and the bits of rotting food trapped in the FOG form hydrogen sulfide. The hydrogen sulfide combines with water to form sulfuric acid, which eats the pipes.

The clogs caused by FOG can also cause sanitary sewer overflows, which expose people to raw sewage—a serious health hazard—and are expensive to clean up.

The TCEQ has developed the "Let's Tackle the Grease in This Kitchen" poster, available in English and Spanish.

View the poster (PDF) (Help with PDF) or order it in two-color, 11" × 14¼" format (request publication no. GI-290). Camera-ready art is also available, so that you can customize the poster with your establishment’s name. Call 512-239-3100 or send an e-mail to sbap@tceq.texas.gov to order camera-ready art.

For more information on the TCEQ's Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative, visit the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative website.