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Can I put fats, oils, or greases down the drain?
No. These materials attach to the inside of the sewer pipe. It will eventually build up and block the pipe causing a backup. Place the grease in a can and dispose of it in the trash.

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1. Is it legal to connect a basement sump pump into my home's sanitary sewer pipe?
2. What do I do in the event of a sanitary sewer blockage or backup?
3. Can I put fats, oils, or greases down the drain?
4. Can I dispose of “disposable wipes” by flushing them down the toilet?
5. What should I do if I see water flowing onto the street from a round manhole cover in the road?
6. If I notice a missing, damaged, or noisy manhole cover (loose fitting) what do I do?
7. Will my home owners cover the costs involved in the event of a blockage or backup in my lateral pipe?

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