Safe Sewer Practices

The purpose of the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Program is to aid in preventing the accumulation of FOG into the city's sewer system thus reducing the potential for sanitary sewer overflows (SSO). A SSO is the unintentional flow of untreated sewage onto the ground or into a facility, home, or waterway. SSOs create a health risk to the public, damage property, and pollute our environment.

Food Service Industry
Any food service establishment, commercial / institutional kitchen that is connected to the City of Pismo Beach sewer system is required to participate in the FOG program. Follow the link below to read more information on the city's FOG source control program.
FOG Program

Did you know that nearly 50% of all sewage overflows nationwide are caused by homeowners who improperly dispose of everyday fats, oils and grease (FOG)? These overflows are not just public health issues, but can result in serious damage to our environment. Follow the link below to read more information on how you can better control FOG discharge.
Fat Free Sewers