Water authority laments cost of kitchen grease | cateringinsight.com

Water authority laments cost of kitchen grease | cateringinsight.com.

 

A North East water authority is calling on kitchen operators to dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOG) correctly due to the high costs associated with clearing blocked drains.

Northumbrian Water spent more than £145,000 clearing 2,000 blockages last year, with greasy liquids such as cooking oil, butter, meat fats and sauces the cause of the problem after being poured down sinks or drains.

The organisation is this week teaming up with food outlets around the region to highlight the damage that can be caused by discharging oil or fat down sinks or drains.