Fats, Oils, & Grease Clog Sewer Pipes!

The Westbrook Wastewater Division utility crews are working hard to keep sewage flowing away from your home.  Follow these steps to help us fight future sewer backups in your neighborhood.

Follow these simple steps to prevent sewer backups and spills:

  1. Always pour fats and grease that turn to solid when cooled into a disposable container and throw it in your garbage.  Liquid cooking oil can be recycled.  Never pour fats, oils, or grease down sink drains or toilets
  2. Soak up remaining oils and grease with an absorbent material, such as paper towels, and throw into your garbage or organics container.
  3. Before you wash dishes, scrape food scraps, fats, oils and grease into your garbage or organics container.
  4. Use sink strainers to catch any remaining food waste while washing dishes.