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Fats Oil & Grease (FOG) Management
clogged pipeFats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Management Program

What is FOG?
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are found in food scraps, meat fats, lard, oil, margarine, butter, baked goods, sauces and dairy products.

FOG enters the sanitary sewer system from individual residences, restaurants, food preparation and processing facilities, schools, assisted livings and other institutional facilities. Collectively, commercial FOG generators are commonly called food service facilities.

FOG washed down sinks and floor drains builds up over time and eventually creates clogs in building plumbing and the city's mainline sanitary sewers. Sewer backups and clogs attract insects and vermin, create health hazards and property damage. Sanitary sewer overflows caused by FOG are expressly prohibited by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and U.S. EPA.

The city’s FOG Management Program consists of public education for residential users of the city's sanitary sewer district and education, registration, maintenance and record keeping for commercial users.

Resources:
Fishers FOG Registration Form
Fishers FOG Quarterly Report
Fishers FOG Modification Request
Fishers FOG Maintenance Log