The importance of clean, available water cannot be understated. August is Water Quality Month—a great opportunity to learn about how your actions and those of your community affect water.
One of the biggest water quality challenges that Texas communities face is fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in sinks and products like “wipes” and tissues going down toilets. When FOG goes down sink drains and anything other than human waste and toilet paper go down toilets, they clog sewers, resulting in costly repairs to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure. Sanitary Sewer Overflows, the unintentional release of raw sewage, pose a threat to public health, as they can contaminate the water supply, causing water quality issues.