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REPORTS

The City of Peoria Water Quality Reports are also known as Consumer Confidence Reports. Every drop of Peoria’s drinking water is treated using modern, state of the art treatment technology. Hundreds of tests are performed each month to be certain that your drinking water meets all federal, state and local water quality standards.

City of Peoria Water Quality Report (PDF)

 

 

 

FATS, OILS & GREASE (FOG)

Greasy foods can be unhealthy for your body, but did you know that fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are bad for your home's plumbing system and the public sanitary sewer system too? In addition to cooking oils and grease, the following are also considered FOG: food scraps, meat fats, lard, shortening, butter/margarine, dairy products, batters, dressings, icing, and sauces. When not disposed of properly, FOG builds up in the sanitary sewer system constricting flow, which can cause costly sewer back-ups into homes and overflow discharges onto streets.

Keep your drains clog-free with the following healthy habits:

  • Can the Grease
    • Pour used cooking grease into an empty soup can or other heat-safe container, and store it in the freezer. Once solidified, toss the can into the garbage.
  • Scrape the Plate
    • Prior to washing, wipe all pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils with a paper towel to absorb grease.
  • Catch the Scraps
    • Eliminate using the garbage disposal. Use a strainer to catch food scraps in your sink, then toss them into the trash.

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Myths about Fats, Oils, and Grease

FAQs

  • Is it ok to pour grease down the drain as long as I use the garbage disposal?
  • Is it ok to pour grease down the drain as long as I chase it down with dish soap?
  • Is it ok to pour grease down the drain as long as I run hot water?
  • Is it ok to pour grease down the drain as long as it is a liquid at room temperature?
  • Is it ok to pour grease down the drain as long as I flush it down the toilet?
More FAQs

Wipes and Personal Items

Disposable does not always mean flushable. Cleaning wipes and baby wipes do not break apart like toilet tissue. They get stuck in sewer pipes and sewer pumping equipment.

Be kind to your plumbing. Put used wipes and sanitary products in the trash. Costs for hiring a plumber to unclog your private sewer line typically range from $75 to $350. These costs do not include the time it takes you to clean up the sewage that may have backed up or the time spent calling and waiting for a plumber.




For more information contact:

Customer Service
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
(623) 773-7160

Environmental Division
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
(623) 773-7561

conservation@peoriaaz.gov

Email us at:
backflow@peoriaaz.gov

Please send all correspondence for backflow to:

Peoria Environmental Division
ATTN: Backflow Prevention
8401 W Monroe Street.
Peoria, AZ 85345

fax: (623) 773-8490