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EMWD Launches Fats, Oils and Grease Social Media Campaign

EMWD Launches Fats, Oils and Grease Social Media Campaign

November 15, 2023

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Keeping the sewer system working involves knowing what to put down the drain and what not to.

Perris, CA (November 15, 2023) — As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season – a time for relaxation, family, and lots of food preparation – Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) wants customers to know the proper way to dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG), because dumping it down their garbage disposal is not a solution.

Throughout November, EMWD is educating its customers on how they can help maintain a healthy sewer system on its various social media platforms, which can be found respectively @easternmuni.

The campaign reminds customers to be aware of how they dispose of FOG after cooking. Examples of FOG include butter, lard, cooking oils and bacon grease. When FOG cools, it hardens and causes blockages in the sewer system that can lead to costly breaks and backups to our customers. To safely dispose of FOG, let it cool and then place it in a trash can.

Remember, doing your part to maintain a healthy sewer system keeps costs low and keeps the pipes flowing as they should!


Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to nearly one million people living and working within a 558-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency, and its mission is “To deliver value to our diverse customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.” More information can be found at www.emwd.org.

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