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Public Works - F.R.O.G.

Do you know about F.R.O.G.?

Fats, Rags, Oils, and Grease (F.R.O.G)

When Fats, Rags, Oils, and Grease (F.R.O.G.) are sent down drains, they can build up in pipes and cause backups in homes, streets, and the sewer system.

In addition to the costly repairs, sewer backups pose a serious public health threat. Pouring grease down the garbage disposal and then running hot water and grease-fighting detergent to wash it down does not remove grease from the plumbing system. Hot water cools down in pipes causing fats and grease to thicken, creating blockages further down the pipeline.

F.R.O.G. A useful tip is to freeze small amounts of fats, oils and grease in a container with a tight-sealing lid and dispose them in the trash. You can also mix cooking oil with an absorbent material, such as cat litter or coffee grounds, and place in a tightly-sealed container before disposing, or scrape and wipe excess grease from pans and dishes with a paper towel before washing.

If you experience a sewer blockage, please contact your water district for assistance:

  • City of Coral Springs Water District - 954-345-2160
  • Coral Springs Improvement District - 954-753-0380
  • North Springs Improvement District - 954-752-0400
  • Royal Utilities - 954-341-7565

Water services in the City are facilitated by four providers. You may determine which district you are in by viewing this water district map. (.pdf)

To view or download F.R.O.G brochure, click here.(.pdf)

 


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