Fat, oil and grease can clog sewer system pipes and cost ratepayers. Just as deposits of fat, oil and grease can clog arteries in a… Read MoreCutting Through The F.O.G. Can Cut Sewage Costs »
EORWA officials estimate that fatberg treatment and removal costs about $85,000 per year, or roughly $13.08 per person per month. Nationally, the problem Is estimated to cost roughly $1 billion per year.
Each year, the Eastern Ohio Region receives more than 526 million gallons of rainwater in its system through downspouts – roughly 40% of the utility’s annual flow. A downspout is the system of gutters and pipes that leads rainwater from a home’s roof to the home’s driveway, front yard, storm sewer or combined sewer.