The Engineering Division oversees public construction projects. They provide technical support to other Public Works Divisions through geospatial technologies, plans, and record-keeping, as well as general construction knowledge and experience. Rockport's GIS is also managed by the Engineering Division.
- What is FOG?
FOG are Fats, Oils, and Grease. It builds up in sewer pipes as food products are improperly disposed of:
- Fats, lard, cooking oil, shortening
- Butter and margarine
- Food scraps
- Baked goods
- Dairy products
- What does FOG do to our sewer pipes?
When FOG gets into the sewer lines, it can cause blockages and backups. This can cause damage to your home or business, and potentially cause problems for your neighbors. No matter the scale, FOG build-up is a public health concern.
- How can I prevent a FOG related backup?
- Dump fats, oil, and grease down the sink or floor drain or into toilets
- Rinse dishes in hot water (more than 140 degrees Fahrenheit) - this may "melt" grease, but it will reform in the sewer main
- Put FOG sources (e.g. meats, fried foods) down the garbage disposal
- Use additives that "degrease" - many of these temporarily break up FOG, and it can reform in the sewer main
- Hose down floors and work areas into floor drains that do not have grease traps
- Regularly clean and maintain grease traps/interceptors
- Collect FOG in containers and dispose of it in the trash
- Scrape all food and FOG from plates, pots, and pans prior to washing and dispose of it in the trash
- Dry-wipe pots and pans
- Use less FOG in cooking and baking