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KC Water Reminds Customers to Keep Fats, Oils, and Grease Out of the Drains

Posted on November 23, 2020

(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water would like to remind everyone this holiday season to properly discard fats, oils and grease (FOG).  The best way to dispose of FOG is to keep it in a container and dispose of it in the trash or at our Household Hazardous Waste facility.

“Even if you are running it with hot water, the grease will settle down once it gets hard it will harden over time,” said Terrance Buckman, KC Water Utility Supervisor.

A blocked system is not easy to clean and can cause problems for a homeowner and even a neighborhood.  If the blockage makes its way to the main sewer line, KC Water crews must use a special tool that works like a high powered pressure washer – to clear out the grease.

When you’re in the kitchen please don’t pour any fats, oils or grease down the drain.  Instead, let it cool and put it in a container. You can enjoy your holiday much easier without a clogged sewer line.

Holiday hours for the city’s recycling centers (Pleasant Valley Park- 401 N.E. Pleasant Valley Rd.; 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd (U.S.71/I-49 and Red Bridge Rd.); and the Environmental Campus-4707 Deramus):  Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 (open Saturday, Nov. 28).

For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at 816-513-0280, cell 816-674-0211.


KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area.  KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.

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