Sunday, October 30, 2016

Think Before You Flush

Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG):
FOG are associated with preparing meals and are a primary cause for blockage in sanitary sewer systems.  

These blockages are incredibly expensive and inconvenient to fix, leaving people without water and sanitary services for an extended amount of time.   
Please help to limit the number of blockages experienced in your neighborhood by:

*Never pouring grease or food waste down the sink or flushing it down the toilet.

*Pouring leftover grease or cooking oil into a can and putting it into the trash.

Disposable baby diapers:
Diapers are also a nuisance to the sanitary sewer system.  Please dispose of them in appropriate waste receptacles and trash them instead of flushing them.  If you are away from home, try this

Click here to view a brochure about flushing do’s and dont's...

Also, refer to the Village of Bellevue’s Public Works Sections on Sanitary Sewer Utilities and Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste on the Village Website.