Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Program

  1. What is FOG?
  2.  Who is Affected?
  3. Owner Responsibility
  4. Inspections
  5. Failure to Comply
  6. Best Management Practices

Fats, Oils & Grease

Fats, Oils and Grease, or FOG, are food by-products that can severely damage a building's sewer drain line system and Southgate's sewer collection system.

When FOG enters the system, it builds-up and eventually hardens on the interior walls of sewer pipe creating blockages and preventing sewage from flowing freely.

Blockages cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), which is a discharge of raw sewage into streets, yards, lakes, streams, homes, and businesses.