Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are food by-products that can severely damage a home’s drain line system as well as the sanitary sewer system. FOG collect and eventually harden on the inside of the sewer pipes; preventing water from flowing and causing blockages.
Blockages in the sewer may cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), which potentially can cause raw sewage to spill into streets, lakes, streams, homes and businesses.
The best way to prevent blockages is to keep the FOG out of the drain line system. Below is a list of Best Management Practices that will help to prolong the life of your drain line system and reduce the inconvenience and cost of line blockages.
Best Management Practices: What to do and what not to do
ECCV is excited to begin offering new metering technology that makes it easy for you to track your home’s water use. Beacon transmitters, which use cellular networks to communicate meter readings to the District, are now being offered to ECCV customers. This technology also allows you to review your daily, even hourly, water consumption with the EyeOnWater app.
Information about your water usage is at your fingertips. The EyeOnWater app allows you to track monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly water usage. Knowing when your home is using the most water can help you find ways to conserve. The app also allows you to set custom leak alerts to help you avoid costly water waste. You can access the app on computers and mobile devices.
Cost: Each Beacon transmitter costs about $50. However, ECCV will share this cost with interested customers, meaning you only pay a one-time, $25 fee. ECCV will install the Beacon device at no cost to you, and the EyeOnWater app is free to download and use on computers and mobile devices.