Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grease is the word

Grease is the word

Ready or not, the holiday season is at our doorstep. You might get an additional holiday guest this year if you pour leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces down the drain. According to Roto-Rooter, incoming calls for service on the day after Thanksgiving will jump almost 50 percent.

To help combat the fat, Clean Water Services is offering a free "Freeze the Grease, Save the Drain Kit" to residents. Call (503) 681-3678 or email to get your kit including a pan scraper, lid and easy-to-follow instructions to:

Scrape grease and food scraps into a can.
Freeze it.
Toss it into the trash.
When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing sewer overflows and expensive cleanup and repair in your home. As a double whammy, the untreated wastewater may flow into streets, neighborhood storm drains and ultimately the nearest river or stream, causing problems for surrounding communities and the environment.

Sand for your castle

Heavy, sustained rain strains the community's sanitary sewers and storm drainage systems. Even with our best efforts including leaf disposal opportunities and street sweeping, rising water may still occur. Sand and sandbags are available at the City of Tigard’s Public Works building – at the end of the parking lot nearest the TVF&R Fire Station on Burnham Street.


Remember to bring your leaves, grass clippings and non-perishable food donation to the Annual Leaf Disposal and Food Drive. Three dates remain in this year’s collection period:

City of Tigard

Public Works Building
8777 SW Burnham Street
Saturday, November 21, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 5, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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