They’re messy, bad for the environment, and can result in stiff penalties from regulators.
Sewer backups and overflows are frequently caused by improper materials such as fats, oils, and grease being placed in the sewer system by customers. Since fats, oils, and grease are lighter than water, they tend to accumulate at the top and sides of the sewer pipes and can build up until a blockage occurs. If a blockage happens, the sewer backs up and overflows, resulting in property and environmental damage.
By reducing the number of fats, oils, and grease that enter the system from homes, YOU can help protect the environment, and possibly your home, by preventing sewer backups and overflows.
Please Help Us with the grease problems in our system by:
- Collect grease in a container and dispose of in the garbage.
- Place food scraps in waste containers or garbage bags & dispose of in the garbage.
- Place a wastebasket in the bathroom to dispose of solid waste (e.g., feminine products, Q-tips, etc.)
- Put disposable diapers & personal hygiene products in the sewer.
- Pour oil and grease down drains.
- Wash fryers/griddles/pots/pans and plates with water until oil and grease are removed (wipe off grease with a paper towel before washing).
- Use hot water to rinse grease off surfaces.
- Put food scraps down drains.
Por favor, ayúdanos con problemas de grasa en la sistema del agua:
- No tire aceite o grasa en los drenajes.
- No lave con agua freidoras/planchas, olías/cacerolas y platos hasta que el aceite y la grasa hayan sido removidos.
- No use agua caliente para limpiar la grasa de las superficies.
- No tire desperdicios de comida en los drenajes.
PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO HELP US MAINTAIN OUR SANITATION SYSTEM. AFTER ALL, THE SYSTEM BELONGS TO ALL CITIZENS OF FRANKLINVILLE.
Trunk or Treat was rescheduled to Friday, November 1st due to the Halloween weather forecast. But once again the Trunk or Treat with the addition of hayrides was a success! Thank you to everyone that came out and to all those who helped with the organization and planning of this community event. Thank you to the local churches for bringing their trunks filled with goodies. A special thank you to Kelly Wicker for providing his tractor and driving for the hayride. A great time was has by all!
Learn life long skills including: Carpentry, Blacksmithing, Gardening, and Sustainable Living Skills. Visit LivingWellEarthStewards.com for class details and pricing.
Duke Energy has a new and improved way for all customers to request street light repair. Check it out.
Due to vandalism, illegal dumping, and damage to existing headstones, the Town of Franklinville has partnered with the Franklinville United Methodist Church, to place gates at the two entrances of the cemetery. We hope this will help eliminate these problems. Keys can be obtained through check out at the Franklinville Town Hall or by contacting the preacher at the Methodist Church, Priscilla Dunn, Bob Hicks, Craig Smith or Mayor Perry Conner. If you have any questions, please call the Town Hall at 336-824-2604.