Why is FOG a problem?

FOG is not water soluble. Once it cools, it floats to the surface and starts accumulating in sewer lines. Additional grease and other debris worsen the problem, and eventually the pipe will become completely clogged and a sanitary sewer overflow may occur. FOG is a problem at the treatment plant also because grease interferes with the biological processes and reduces the treatment capacity.

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1. What is FOG?
2. Where does it come from?
3. Why is FOG a problem?
4. Who is affected?
5. What can I do to help?
6. Do I need a grease trap or interceptor?
7. Residential FOG: What should I be doing?
8. Commercial FOG: What Should I be doing?
9. Where can I dispose of used oil?