What Causes Clogged Drains and What the city of Abiline is doing About it

A few days ago on May 31st, 2017, KBRC ran a story about the city of Abiline. The story is about how the city is fighting a bad plumbing habit: putting grease and other oils down your pipes. The article says: “Basically what people don’t realize is that every drain in your house all goes to the same sewer. So if it was going down the sink or going down the toilet, it all goes to the same place,” said FOG manager Kelley Waller. Specifically fats, oils, grease, and debris all go to the same pipes and sometimes get stuck there. “What we’re trying to do is spread the word not to put grease into your pipes. Once it gets in there, it’s very difficult to remove it and it builds up and clogs up the pipes,” said Waller. In just 2017, the city has seen a number of plumbing issues. “We’ve had 20 over flows and 16 of them have been related to grease,” said Waller. And grease isn’t the only problem. So called flusahble wipes are also getting stuck in pipes. “Those are turning out to not dissolve in the sewer system like they are supposed to and […]

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