Brochures

Think Before Flush

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!


This brochure details many items that should not be flushed down the toilet. When foreign objects are flushed down the toilet or put down any drain, the wastewater lines in your home and community can become clogged. Clogged wastewater lines lead to overflows which can harm the environmental and are costly to clean up. Only body waste and toilet paper should be flushed. Dispose of all other items in the trash.
FOG Residential

FIGHT F.O.G - RESIDENTIAL


Fats, Oils & Grease (F.O.G.) are a major cause of wastewater line blockages and overflows. Properly disposing of cooking waste not only keeps the pipes in your home free from blockages, but will also keep the fluids flowing through the collection system and to the wastewater treatment facility. Overflows cause harmful effects to the environment. Protect your community and joint the fight against F.O.G.!
FOG Commercial

FIGHT F.O.G. - COMMERCIAL


Fats, Oils & Grease (F.O.G.) are a major cause of wastewater line blockages and overflows. Commercial customers are encouraged to implement best management practices that are outlined in this brochure to ensure that excess cooking waste is not disposed of via the wastewater system.
FOG Incerceptor Maint.

GREASE INTERCEPTOR MAINTENANCE

(IN-GROUND)
Food service establishments (FSEs) are required to have some kind of grease trap fixture to capture cooking waste before it enters the wastewater system. This brochure highlights ordinance requirements for facilities with in-ground grease interceptors.
FOG Self Cleaning

GREASE INTERCEPTOR MAINTENANCE


(UNDER-SINK)
Food service establishments (FSEs) are required to have some kind of grease trap fixture to capture cooking waste before it enters the wastewater system. This brochure highlights ordinance requirements and best management practices for facilities with hydro-mechanical grease traps, typically installed under the sink.
Cross Connection Residential

CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL - RESIDENTIAL


The protection of Temple's water system is a priority for us and should be for you too! The most common household cross-connection is the exterior hose spigot. These should be protected with a vacuum breaker to prevent pollution from entering the water in your home or community. Automatic, in-ground irrigation systems are also required to be protected with an RPZ or PVB backflow preventer.
Cross Connection Commerical

CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL - COMMERCIAL


The protection of Temple's water system is a priority for us and should be for you too! Commercial and industrial customers have a responsibility to protect all internal fixtures and external water connections from a potential backflow event. Various types of backflow prevention assemblies are required for different types of connections. Testable backflow assemblies are required to be tested annually with the results submitted to the City.