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See the Outreach/Education/Articles section below for hot off the press news on wipes!
Dr. Oz Features "Flushable" Wipes on His 9/9/14 Show
"Can't Flush This" Flyers Available
Bobbi Wallace (City of Kirkland) has "Can't Flush This" flyers to share! The flyers are available in English and in Spanish and you can change the utilities logo. Please contact Bobbi Wallace, email@example.com.
Or you can download them in PDF, English
In-Sewer Test for Wipes
Frank Dick (City of Vancouver) and Rob Villee (Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage, New Jersey) tested out several "flushable" wipes. Contact Frank Dick if you're interested in reading about his findings, Frank.Dick@cityofvancouver.us
Have You Seen Me?
Flushable wipes mailed to residents: is anyone else seeing these free wipes being sent out in the mail? Yikes... and the packaging specifically says “FLUSHABLE.” If anyone has had these sent out in their service areas, please let Frank Dick know! Frank.Dick@cityofvancouver.us
Most Recent Meeting Notes
The mission of the PREFOG Sub-Committee is to develop a regional approach for the reduction, elimination, and prevention of fats, oils, and grease in our wastewater system. Download the complete 2010 Mission, Vision & Values Statement here
PREFOG Strategic Planning
- Posted is a planning draft for members to review and prepare to discuss for the next meeting in October. These planning items were developed by the team of folks who committed at the last meeting to work on a draft action plan for PREFOG members. We hope you will review it and then the group can formalize the plan and make actions happen! Congrats to PREFOG for the excellent start and much thanks to Tom Cash for his work putting the notes and feedback together. Excellent format, Tom! Thank you.
Links and Resources
Download the PREFOG Sub-Committee Member Directory
2013 Northwest FOG Forum
FOG 101: Basics of Fats, Oils, and Grease Management
Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century Fats, Oils, and Grease Management
FOG One Year Notice Letter
Why Regulate FOG?
If it’s a Grease Interceptor then why not size by grease production?
Clear the FOG
Grease Interception in the Plumbing Code
Developing and Executing FOG Stakeholder Education and Training Programs
One Shoe Size Does Not Fit All: Population Density and Food Choices Are Driving Change
Clear the FOG: A Resource Guide for the Inspector
A Guide to Restaurant Grease Management, A Regulator’s Desk Reference
Plumbing & Drainage Institute
Washington Wastewater Collection Personnel Association Study Resources
City of Gig Harbor GGI and HGI Rules and Regulations
Preferred Pumper Program
King County Industrial Waste Program
2012 APWA Spring Conference Material
IRAC Dry Cleaning 1
IRAC Dry Cleaning 2
South Plant Grease Co-Digestion Study
Co-digestion Facilities - Grease Acceptance at WWTPs
Understanding the Dry Cleaning Industry
Brown Grease to Biogas at WWTPs
Here are two Seattle Public Utilities Fats, Oil and G
- 2011 Alderwood Water & Wastewater District Revised Resolution for Pretreatment
- Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District 2009 Fats, Oils, Grease Regulations
- Best Management Practices to Fight Fats, Oils & Grease - Poster (City of Everett)
- PREFOG Yahoo! Group: A Forum for FOG Professionals
With increasing interest in Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) programs following the April 5 Grease Summit in Bellevue, the benefits of collaborating and sharing our experience and expertise are clearer than ever. Northwest PREFOG group members meet quarterly. Meeting more often is difficult with limited resources, many priorities, cost of travel, etc.
APWA W. WA and PREFOG would like to highlight a potentially valuable online resource. The Yahoo! PREFOG Group is the younger sibling of the now 10-year-old Pretreatment Coordinator's Group, which provides a forum to discuss pretreatment and water quality issues among 2000+ members on three continents. On a much smaller scale, and primarily among the NW regional level, the PREFOG Group site can provide similarly fertile ground to further our collective efforts to share experiences, collaborate, and purse common FOG management objectives.
rease (FOG) outreach and education flyer examples.
These are examples that other agencies are also distributing in our Westside region to sewer customers. This is a joint education/outreach campaign for fighting and reducing our FOG problems in sewers (Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood are current participating cities).
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