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 and 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.