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CFPUA offers plastic lids to help 'cease the grease'

CFPUA now has more than 5,000 blue, plastic lids to make grease storage a little easier. (Source: CFPUA) CFPUA now has more than 5,000 blue, plastic lids to make grease storage a little easier. (Source: CFPUA)

It's time to "cease the grease" again as part of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's plan to help keep fats, oils and grease out of pipes and the sewer system.

Plastic lids are available to CFPUA customers to make grease storage a little easier.

Instead of pouring fats, oils and grease down the drain after cooking, pour the substance into a can and seal it with one of these lids until it cools and hardens.

Once the can fills up, simply throw it away. Be sure to keep the lid to use for the next can.

Pouring fats, oils and grease down the drain is a common mistake, but when it cools and hardens it blocks pipes and the sewer system. According to CFPUA, this is the number one cause of sewer blockages that cause spills into the environment.

The can lid is designed to fit a variety of cans – vegetable, tuna fish, dog food, soup, you name it.

“Sometimes the simplest ideas can make the greatest difference,” said Jim Flechtner, CFPUA Executive Director. “Filling up a can with grease from a holiday meal helps keep pipes clear and our environment cleaner.”

CFPUA's customers can pick up the lids at the Authority's Customer Service offices: 235 Government Center Drive and 305 Chestnut Street in Wilmington.

Even if they were just used once, the lids kept an estimated 150,000+ ounces of fats, oils and grease out of our customers' pipes and the CFPUA sewer system.

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