The Public Works Department is charged with inspecting, maintaining and protecting the city's investment in its approximate 73 mile/1400 manhole sewer infrastructure. It is our mission to serve the public and protect the environment with proactive sewer line measures to help prevent back-ups and overflows. Once water has been used, (also known as wastewater, it is returned to Cobb County Wastewater Treatment Plant via city sewer lines to be cleaned and treated through a series of processes.
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Homeowners are required to maintain the lateral from their home to the main sewer line, typically located in the street or nearby easement. Maintaining the lateral line includes keeping the line flowing and free of debris, such as roots, grease or materials that can cause blockage.
By installing a clean out, a homeowner will have quick access to their lateral line to assist with removing blockages before backups occur.
Should a blockage or backup occur, homeowners should contact a reputable plumber to remove blockages and make necessary repairs.
FATS, OILS AND GREASE (FOG) INFORMATION
FOG is short for Fats, Oils and Grease. FOG is found in such foods as meats, sauces, salad dressings, foods cooked in deep fat fryers, cookies, pastries, cheese, butter and many more. Some common FOG found in kitchens includes cooking oils, condiments, sandwich spreads, meat juices and fat. When FOG is poured down a drain or disposal, it can cause blockages that can cause the sewer to back up in to your home or business through sinks, drains and toilets, resulting in property damage, environmental and health hazards, and unexpected expensive costs.
Residents make the biggest difference when it comes to reducing sewer backups and overflows. The majority of FOG-related issues originate in residential areas. The easiest way to solve the grease problem is to keep FOG out of the sewer system by following the easy disposal tips listed below.
Help reduce FOG
Never pour fats, oils or grease down the sink or garbage disposal
Pour fats, oils and grease into jars, cans, and/or other containers. (Be careful with hot liquid forms). Let cool and dispose in trash.
Mix cooking oil with an absorbent material such as cat litter or coffee grounds, placed in a lidded container for disposal in trash.
For greasy pans, pour the grease off into a container as instructed above and dry wipe the remaining grease with a paper towel prior to washing.