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  • Make this a FOG-Free Holiday Season

    Published: December 18, 2014

    The holidays are a special time for family, friends, and specially prepared dishes. We love our baked and fried meats, latkes, doughnuts, pies, puddings and sweets. As we begin to prepare these meals, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works again reminds citizens to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOG). FOG-laden wastewater, when discharged into the City’s sanitary sewer system, accumulates in the pipes and creates sewer backups, usually through kitchen and bathroom fixtures. These blockages can also result in sanitary sewer overflows, which pollute streets and stream...

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