'Tis the Season for Sewage Spills
We can all help prevent the annual holiday surge of sewage pollution to San Francisco Bay. Cooking and cleanup of rich holiday foods like roasts, gravy and buttery desserts creates fats, oil and grease which get washed down the drain during cleanup of pots, pans and fryers.
Fats and greasy scraps harden and clump together, stick to the inside of sewer pipes and cause clogs in sewer lines. Sewage then backs up into streets, creeks and yards, where it often flows into storm drains and then directly into local creeks and the Bay.
One tip: Wipe down greasy pots, pans and dishes with a paper towel before washing. Dispose of the paper towel in your kitchen scrap recycling or in the garbage.
Read more kitchen tips and find out where to recycle your used cooking oil to help ensure a Bay-friendly holiday season.