Marana Water News: Holiday Grecycle Event Underway

The annual Grecycle event is underway for the 2016/2017 holiday season. This program helps to protect the sewer system from fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that might be sent down the drain. The collection containers give customers and residents a place to bring these FOGs to be turned into biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel than regular diesel.

FOGs sent down the drain can cause costly repairs not only to the Town’s sewer system, but to the pipes inside your home. The grease can build up and obstruct pipes and even trap other debris in the sewer system. They can even eventually cause raw sewage to back up into your home.

Marana Water has a station set up to help avoid these costly problems. Collect the grease from your holiday cooking into a throw-away container and bring it to the Marana Water Operations Yard at 12775 N. Sanders Road. The map below shows the location of the Operations Yard.


The collection system will be in place from November 21 through January 2. As you can see in the photos the collection bins are easily accessible from the road and are available at all times. Last year we were able to prevent 20 gallons of FOGs from entering the sewer system through the Grecycle program, and this year we are hoping to prevent even more.

We hope you take a few minutes to collect the fats, oils, and grease into a container and either bring it our site or throw it in the garbage, and help us keep grease out of our drains.

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