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Winter Newsletter Highlights

Sandbags Available each year. If you need sandbags for residential water flow protection, a small number will be available for our customers next winter. Call ahead to ensure sandbag availability: (503) 353-4207. Locations of other sandbag stations in Clackamas County can be found here:

Fats, oils, and grease — is a problem for all of us.

When fats, oils, and grease (FOG) goes down the drain it cools and hardens which sticks to the pipes in your home or business and in the public wastewater system. It builds up in pipes, and eventually blocks water from flowing through. When that happens, used water can back up into your home or business and cause a wastewater overflow. It’s messy, and it can be expensive, but we can all take steps to prevent FOG.

By following a few simple steps, you can help prevent wastewater backups by:

  • Pouring cooled fats, oils and grease into a covered, disposable container and tossing it into your garbage instead of down sink drains.
  • Soaking up remaining FOG with paper towels and placing in the trash.
  • Using sink strainers to catch any remaining food waste while washing dishes.

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