When cooking with oil, make sure to cool it, can it and trash it. If each of us changed this habit and stopped pouring grease down the drain, we could decrease system-wide clogged pipes.
In Fiscal Year 2017-18, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department had 668 stoppages caused by items - including grease that shouldn't have been put down the drains, which cost $534,400 to repair.
Remember, Can it. Cool it. Trash it.
After you are done cooking:
- Pour the hot grease into a metal can
- Let it cool down
- Then throw the can into the regular trash