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Public Works Office
Candice S. Miller
21777 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-5325

Don't Feed The Fatberg!


A Fatberg is formed by a collection of Fats, Oils & Greases (known as FOG) in a sewer line. As the Fatberg grows, any solids in the sewer, such as personal wipes, get bound up in the FOG. The Fatberg restricts sewer flow and can accelerate the degradation of sewer lines by increasing the volume of sewer gas in the line.

The Macomb County Fatberg was about 100 feet long, 10 feet wide and as much as 6 feet tall when it was discovered and broken up. It weighed about 19 tons. Much of the fatberg had to be cut apart as it had become completely solid. Other parts were broken off using highpressure water jets. It was a dirty and dangerous job.