We need your help to keep Bothell’s sewer system working its best and keep repair costs down. Fats, oils, and grease from cooking cause up to a third of all sewage overflow problems in Bothell. This can result in potential public health issues and pollution problems.
What happens when you pour fats, oils, and grease down the drain
Fats, oils and grease are found in common food and food ingredients such as meat, fish, butter, cooking oil, mayonnaise, milk, gravies, sauces and food scraps. If you pour them down the drain or into your garbage disposal, fats, oils and grease will build up over time by sticking to your side sewer. This could eventually cause an expensive sewer backup into your home or our natural water system.