Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program

What is FOG

 

      
 --   Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) come from animal or vegetable base foods used in cooking.
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Examples include lard, oils, butter, salad dressing, margarine, sauces and dairy products. 

 
Why is FOG a problem
It congeals in the sewer system, restricting the flow of wastewater. When the system is clogged by FOG, raw sewage can back up  into sinks, toilets, basements and can overflow into Casco Bay.

clean and dirty sewer line

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Im a homeowner
 
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F.O.G Program Ordinance

Learn more on the Portland Press Herald website: 
Portland officials to restaurants, residents: Hold the grease
Our view: City needs to degrease