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Protect the Environment this Holiday Season
Fats, oils, grease, dairy products and other foods clog your plumbing and lead to expensive repairs when poured down kitchen sinks. Clogs can also happen when dishes aren't properly cleaned before putting them in the dishwasher.

CMUD is asking customers to take special care this holiday season when cooking to properly dispose of waste.

When grease goes down the drain, your pipes and the pipes on the street become blocked as the grease hardens and makes it impossible for untreated sewage to flow to treatment plants. Eventually this raw sewage with nowhere else to go overflows from manholes and ends up in our streams and creeks.

Kitchen grease isn't the only household item to block sewer lines. Baby wipes, paper towels, mail and medication are also items that should never go down drains.