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Can the Grease!
The Water and Sewer and Regulatory and Economic Resources Department are working together to minimize the negative impact that grease has on Miami-Dade County's sewage system. Recent studies have shown that most of the grease that is causing damages to this system is coming from single-family, apartment and condo residents. The repairs to the County's sewage system can be costly to taxpayers.
At times, the damage is limited to localized clogs in the pipes of the residence, which can also be very costly for the homeowner or those who are renting. That is why is not a good idea to pour grease down your kitchen drain or any other sewage pipe.
Keep Your Pipes in Tip-Top Shape this Holiday Season
Be sure to get rid of fats, oils and grease the right way. Don’t pour it down the sink or down the toilet - that can cause a messy backup and ruin your holiday plans. Treat your pipes right.
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.
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