For further information about the Industrial Pretreatment Program, please feel free to contact me, Mark Flores, at (405) 214-4253.
We look forward to working with you.
Shawnee Municipal Authority
111 S. Kickapoo St.
Shawnee, Ok. 74802-1448
(fats, oils and grease)
Contain Grease to Avoid Costly Sewer Overflows and Backups
The City of Shawnee reminds residents and businesses to collect FOG (fats, oil and grease) in a container and dispose of it in the trash or take it to a recycling facility. When FOG is poured down the sink, it can clog sewer pipes, which leads to costly maintenance issues.
Residential grease blockages are the main cause of sewer overflows and backups. When manholes overflow, raw sewage drains into our rivers, streams, and ponds. Cleaning up the environment and homes after sewer overflows and back ups is very costly.
Where does FOG come from?
Most FOG comes from fried foods, but it also comes from other foods. Some of them are milk, salad dressing, gravy, buttered vegetables, soups, and stews.
Why is FOG a problem?
If FOG goes down a sink drain, it gets stuck in the pipes of the home or business. FOG becomes a solid
when it cools, and can clog sewer pipes. When FOG clogs sewer pipes, the wastewater that is supposed to flow through pipes can back up into businesses and homes, or onto the ground and get into our rivers, streams, and ponds. This sewage can cause illness in animals and people, not to mention damage to structures and dwellings. It also kills plant life.
What is the proper way to dispose of FOG?
"NOT" down the sink or garbage disposal.
Use the trash, not the drain.
Scrape and wipe pots, pans, and dishes into the trashcan before washing.
Cool cooking oil and place into a container such as an empty glass jar or coffee can.
Once filled, just throw it away, in the trash.