The mission of the PreFOG & Wastewater Committee is to develop a regional approach on technical, utility management, and regulatory issues that affect planning, building, and maintaining of wastewater utilities, with an emphasis for the reduction, elimination, and prevention of fats, oils, and grease in our wastewater system.
We meet three times a year, usually during the months of March in Olympia, July in Lynnwood, and October in Sumner, from 10-Noon. In 2020 we incorporated online meetings and may increase the number of meetings to improve networking with peers.
Next Meeting: February 2021, the date and time are TBD. This meeting will be online using GoToMeetings.
If you would like to present or host one of our future meetings, or if you have any suggestions for future topics of discussion, or technology/business you would like to learn more about, please contact Julie Dufresne, Greg Galloway, or Andria Swann and let us know.
California Proposes Law - Single Use Wipes Must be Labeled Unflushable!
The California Association of Sanitation Agencies is proposing a Bill that will require all single-use wipes to be clearly labeled as Non-Flushable. If passed, the new law would take effect on or after January 1, 2021. To read more about the proposed Bill, use the links below.
Frank Dick (City of Vancouver) and Rob Villee (Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage, New Jersey) tested out several "flushable" wipes. Contact Frank Dick if you're interested in reading about his findings, Frank.Dick@cityofvancouver.us.
These are examples that other agencies are also distributing in our Westside region to sewer customers. This is a joint education/outreach campaign for fighting and reducing our FOG problems in sewers (Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood are current participating cities).I & I Data Collected