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Fats, Oil, Grease (FOG ED)


Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) discharged in the sewer system can disrupt the flow of wastewater, and cause harm to lift stations and the treatment plant. FOG is the major contributing factor to sanitary sewer overflows and back ups. Annually, the cost to clean FOG out of the sewer system and prevent these problems has been growing. To help protect the system, the users and the environment, and keep user costs steady, Glenbard Wastewater Authority has implemented a FOG reduction program.FOG Pic

The goal of this program is to reduce FOG through education and collaboration. GWA will be working with area restaurants and other food service establishments and providing educational outreach aimed at residents to help control this pollutant at the source. For more information about where FOG comes from, click here (Learn more about F.O.G.)

Looking to the future, GWA is upgrading the treatment plant to be able to accept FOG waste and turn it into energy, which will further help control costs for all users.

Contact Information

Glenbard Wastewater Authority
945 Bemis Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
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Phone: (630) 790.1901
Fax: (630) 858.8119

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m

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