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 several times a year, usually during the months of March, July, and October, from 10-Noon. In 2022 we incorporated online meetings, which has improved networking with peers. When we return to in-person meetings, we will continue to incorporate the online option as well. In person meetings will alternate between locations in Olympia, Lynnwood, Sumner, and Tacoma.
Next Meeting: TBD. This meeting will be online using Zoom. To get the link, email email@example.com
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