Tag Archives: FOG

‘What Not To Flush’ Messaging Hits the Streets of California

October 6, 2016

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The Dublin (Calif.) San Ramon Services District’s public education messaging has gone mobile. To spread its messages about items not to be flushed down toilets and the value of water, the district has equipped their vehicles with educational signs. The district’s “What Not To Flush” program asks customers to never flush wipes, diapers, or feminine […]

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Navigate the World of FOG at WEF Seminar in April

March 17, 2016

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Get the complete picture of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) during the interactive seminar, Navigating the World of FOG. During the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and AZ Water Association event, presentations, exercises, and facilitated discussion will train attendees on the options available for utilities to design and implement their own, site-specific FOG management […]

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Don’t Flush That

January 21, 2016

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Photo courtesy of the Cheshire Career Center TV and Film program at Keene (N.H.) High School.

In New Hampshire, the City of Keene worked with local high school students to create a music video for “Don’t Flush That,” a song featuring a manhole superhero and set to the tune of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” Lyrics advise against flushing used baby wipes; cloth and paper rags; fats, oils, and grease; and plastic […]

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O Love Your Pipes

December 11, 2015

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Staff at NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay (Wis.) Metropolitan Sewerage District, have created a holiday-themed video featuring a song called “O Love Your Pipes” sung to the tune of “O Christmas Tree,” to relay the importance of not flushing wipes or putting grease and certain other items down the drain. In the […]

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Flushables Outreach: The Singing Sewermen

November 25, 2015

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The Singing Sewermen of Thames Water (London) have recorded several humorous holiday-themed videos asking London citizens to avoid washing turkey grease down the drain during the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Thames Water. The celebrated Singing Sewermen of Thames Water (London) released their “debut single” in 2009 — a revision of the classic carol “God […]

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WEF Offers Seminars on FOG, the Chesapeake Bay, and Odors

May 11, 2015

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Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) 2015 Seminar The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will use the knowledge of experts already involved in the management of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and incorporate new research and case studies in this interactive program. Experts also will present background information and implementation details for a variety of […]

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Victor Valley Sets Its Sights on Energy Neutrality

August 27, 2014

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Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Omnivore™ system, which will help the authority become 90% to 100% energy neutral by 2015. Photo courtesy of VVWRA.

Wastewater reclamation authority unveils retrofitted anaerobic digester In 2008, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA; Victorville, Calif.) set two goals: offset operation and maintenance expenses and increase revenue. After reviewing its entire facility, VVWRA came up with an idea of repurposing its anaerobic digesters to produce energy and developed a holistic energy-management plan. These […]

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WEF Staff Share the Value of Water Message with Local Students

July 25, 2014

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members took time to spread the message of the value of water and to educate about wastewater treatment. On June 10, WEF welcomed 75 middle-school students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (Alexandria, Va.) to its headquarters as part of the service project “Operation H2O,” organized by the staff volunteer group, […]

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