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Public Works - Waste Water Division


In 1974-78 Lindon City elected to install a sewage collection system, thereby eliminating septic tank systems. Sewer and storm drain systems are engineered and maintained to accommodate the present growth and future growth of Lindon.

Kevin Muhlestein
Waste Water Superintendent
 
 
Chad Hendrickson
Waste Water Technician



Helpful Tips to Keep Your Plumbing System Running Smoothly


Sewer Back-up Information Handout - Click HERE

FOG is Fat, Oil and Grease.  It comes from food preparation and from food products, such as
:
  • Meat Fats
  • Lard
  • Cooking Oil
  • Shortening
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Food Scraps
  • Baked Goods
  • Sauces
  • Dairy Products
What does FOG do?  When FOG gets into the sewer lines it can cause blockages and backups.  THis can cause damage to homes and businesses, as well as create a public health problem.  

How To Prevent FOG Buildup -
  • DO NOT dump fats, oil, and grease down the sink or floor drain or into toilets
  • DO NOT rinse dishes in hot water (more than 140 degrees F) this may 'melt' grease, but it will reform later as it cools in the sewer main or your lateral connection
  • DO NOT put FOG sources down the garbage disposal
  • DO NOT use additives that degrease, many of these temproarily break up FOG, and it can reform in the sewer main
  • DO NOT hose down floors and work areas into floor drains that do not have grease traps

  • DO regularly clean and maintain grease traps/interceptors
  • DO collect FOG in containers and dispose of in the trash
  • DO scrape all food and FOG from plates, pots and pans prior to washing and dispose of in trash
  • DO dry wipe pots and pans
  • DO use less FOG in cooking and baking. 
For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (801) 796-7954