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Posted on: November 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Protect Your Pipes This Holiday

Happy Holidays

Cooking large delicious meals are part of many holiday traditions. Much of the traditional holiday recipes and meals contain fats, oils and grease (FOG) during the cooking process. Do you know what to do with greasy pans and fatty left-overs? 

Fats, oils and grease are some of the most destructive elements to sewer systems around the country. At Padre Dam, we work hard to keep our customers' sewer service running reliably every day of the year. However, materials that clog our systems such as "flushable wipes" and fats, oils and grease can cause expensive and time-consuming damage to pipes, including costly sewer back-ups. These substances wreak havoc on our community's sewer, and they can also effect your private sewer system! 

This holiday season when you are cleaning your pots and pans or dispose of scraps, be sure to scrape them into the trash can and use a paper towel to soak up any leftovers before washing them. You could help prevent a major headache for yourself and your neighbors on a day when everyone should be home celebrating.  

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