Fun With Fats

Grease Management Supervisor James Jones (left) and Water Quality Associate II Bo Mathews dispensed magnets and pencils during a public workshop in July on how greasy food residues cause backups and overflows. Photo: Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

Gwinnett County's public-awareness campaign centers around three characters: the Fats Fiend, the Oil Offender, and the Grease Goblin. Images: Jordan, Jones & Goulding

Launched last summer, wwwunclogthefog.com includes educational brochures, frequently asked questions, videos, childrens' activities, and helpful links. Image: Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

The Unclog the FOG Web site includes puzzles that test how well students have internalized what the Web site teaches. Image: Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

Many people believe that garbage disposals can handle fats, oils, and greases, but all they really do is chop up the problem and move it downstream. Images: Jordan, Jones & Goulding

In addition to a communications program that integrates the Internet with in-person educational presentations, restaurant grease trap inspections minimize greasy buildup on sewer lines. Photo: Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

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