Fats, Oils & Grease

What is FOG? Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are an expensive problem for sewer systems.  Cooking grease coats pipelines similar to the way that fatty foods clog human arteries.  The grease clings to the inside of the pipe-lines, eventually causing complete blockage.  By doing your part at home, you can help to keep the District sewer system running…

Birch Bay Wastewater Collection System

FUNCTION To collect wastewater from individual users and transport collected wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). LATERAL/SIDE SEWER LINE A lateral/side sewer line carries wastewater from an individual’s home to the main sewer line. MAIN SEWER LINEA main sewer line carries the flow of wastewater from many lateral sewers.PUMP STATIONSPump stations provide the energy…

What is Sewer Safe?

What to Flush? The Three P’s The toilet is only meant to flush the three P’s – Pee, Poop and Paper.  Human waste and toilet paper should be the only thing going down the toilet.  Unfortunately, the toilet has turned into a trash can and many items from sanitary products, cleaning wipes to medications are…