We would like to remind our customers to properly dispose of your F.O.G. (Fats, Oils, Grease)
- Allow FOG to cool. Pour any liquids into a sealable, disposable container and place in trash.
- Use a spatula or a similar utensil to scrape any solid FOG and food particles into the trash.
- Use a paper towel to dry wipe any remaining FOG residue into the trash. Place used paper towels in trash.
- Use a sink strainer to catch any food particles that may be left on dishware and place in trash.
When we think of what F.O.G. is, our minds think of common ones such as bacon grease, canola oil, or maybe even olive oil. A commonly overlook type of F.O.G. are some of our dairy products such as milk, icecream, or cheese. These sticky substances form a gelatin like goo that can lead to clogs in our sewage lines causing spills.
So please remember to Prevent the CLOG, Trash your F.O.G.
*F.O.G. scrapers are available at the CCWSA main office.
FOG Notice 2019
Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) participated in the 2019 Hornaday Weekend at the Woodruff Scout Camp in Blairsville, Georgia on November 9th. The scouts learned about the water and wastewater process. Along with what F.O.G means (fats, oil and grease) and the effects on the environment. Water quality in our local waterways was discussed with Georgia Adopt-A-Stream kits, a water quality sonde, automatic sampler and macroinvertebrates. “Cherokee’s Safe and Sustainable Water begins here”.
Hornaday Weekend 2019
River Clean-up’s in October
Millions of tons of trash are left along our nation’s rivers and streams every year. Roadside litter also makes its way into our waterways through storm drain systems. All this trash takes away from the beauty and safety of our waterways. That’s why CCWSA’s Annual River Clean-Up is so important. Join us in giving back to the community by helping clean up in and around our rivers in Cherokee County. Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wildlife as well as make a difference. Bring the family or grab a friend and see how pristine we can make our rivers. We sure could use the help!
October 5th – Lake Allatoona Clean-up – (Click Here) Clean-up locations available in Cherokee County include Blanket’s Creek, Little River Marina, Cherokee Outdoor YMCA, Explorer Scout Camp, and Victoria Harbor. Free camping is available at Sweetwater Campground for registered clean-up participants. Come see us at the After Clean-up party at Galt’s Ferry Day Use Area. Free lunch will be provided. Go here to sign-up – http://glac-reg.fikket.com/
October 12th – Little River Clean-up – (Click Here) We are meeting at Olde Rope Mill Park, Woodstock. There will be breakfast items and coffee provided in the morning. Snacks and water will be available during the clean-up. After the clean-up lunch will be provided for all volunteers. We will have a limited supply of Rivers Alive 2019 T-shirts available. Participate in Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and World Water Monitoring Challenge monitoring. Suggested items to have or bring: Old shoes, clothes (things you don’t mind getting wet or dirty) and heavy work gloves (optional) –gloves will be provided – but heavier gloves are useful for pulling and carrying larger items (such as tires).
October 26th – Etowah River Clean-up – (Click Here) We are meeting at the Upper Etowah River Alliance Office – 180 McClure St., Canton. There will be breakfast items and coffee provided in the morning. Water will be available during the clean-up. After the clean-up lunch will be provided for all volunteers. We will have a limited supply of Rivers Alive 2019 T-shirts available. Suggested items are old shoes, clothes, and heavy work gloves – plastic gloves will be provided – but heavier gloves are useful for pulling and carrying larger items.