NHPR has story about plans to built a grease-recycling facility in Plymouth to help community sewage-treatment plants deal with FOG, which stands for fats, oils and grease:
FOG, which comes from places like commercial kitchens, can cause costly, unsanitary sewer overflows and gum up standard wastewater treatment systems.
It’s a good story – check it out here – but the kicker is that it contains an even *better* sewage-related acronym:
He says FOG isn’t the only thing wastewater operators worry about. There’s also FROG, which includes rags – baby wipes, diapers, menstrual products and other products that can snarl pumps and collect grease.