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Wastewater Division warning residents of fats, oils and grease

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By MATTHEW TAMEZ

With the holidays coming up, the Wastewater Division of the city's Utilities Department is raising awareness of common wastewater problems that occur, especially during the holidays.

The department has recently acquired a Rover X-130, a remote controlled camera that will help save time and money by finding clogs and other problems in wastewater lines. 

However, the newly acquired rover also shows the scope of these common wastewater problems.     

As families prepare holiday meals, the leftover fats, oils, and grease, can cause problems. Pouring these liquid down the sink can cause clogging in wastewater lines and cause sewage backups.

These blockages pose a health hazard and can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

The Utilities Department is stressing the importance of disposing of leftover fats, oils, and grease properly and is offering a limited number of free containers between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Utilities Department, 2726 Holly Road.

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