The City's Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Public Education program has been designed to reach as many local residents and businesses as possible. The City of Orange is committed to minimizing FOG and other pollutants from entering the sanitary sewer system.
Residential and commercial activities such as the disposal of cooking grease, oil, food scraps, household and industrial strength chemicals, and even pharmaceuticals into the sanitary sewer (plumbing drains), can have an impact on the City's and the Orange County Sanitation District's ability to protect human health and the environment. Through the reduction and potential elimination of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), the streets, surface waters, and ultimately the ocean are at less risk of containing harmful levels of bacteria, viruses or chemicals that have the potential to cause harm.
The educational brochures listed below have been developed for city residents through countywide programs with the goal of preventing SSOs. The brochures are free and are available from most city facilities including, City Hall and libraries. The brochures contain information that can be used by residents and businesses to educate employees, tenants, neighbors, and family members on conducting activities to minimize SSOs.