Blockages from Grease, Fats and Oils

Although fat, oil and grease goes down the drain as a hot liquid, it cools into a solid and can block the sewer, potentially creating the public health hazard of a sewage overflow.

Help the City of Hartsville keep our sanitary sewer system running by following some simple steps to keep grease out of your drain.

  • When grease has cooled, use a funnel to pour it in a sealable container, such as a plastic jug or coffee can, for disposal after cooling.
  • Grease mixed with water may be filtered out by placing paper towels or coffee filters across the drain, pouring the water through the filter, and throwing the filter away after it has caught the grease.
  • Wipe out greasy pots and pans with a paper towel before washing them.

If you have questions, call the City of Hartsville Public Service Department at 843.383.3006.