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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Keep your pipes fat free

When the fats, oils, and grease from cooking go down your kitchen drains, they can stick to and build up inside your home or sewer pipes. This build-up, especially when combined with food scraps, can block pipes, causing a sewer backup. Sewer backups can damage your or your neighbor’s property, threaten public health, and harm the environment. Follow these clean-up tips to protect your home and sewer pipes from blockages and backups.

Environmental Services inserts these informational flyers in quarterly water-sewer-stormwater utility bills.



How to Keep Your Pipes Fat Free

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