Maintaining Drains & Pipes

The drains and pipes in our homes, businesses and industries are responsible for carrying away wastewater, not for disposal. Avoid common clogs and potential backups by reviewing the topics below.

Clear the F.O.G. Clear the F.O.G.

Fats, Oils and Grease from cooking and food scraps can collect in the wastewater lines and form large clogs, referred to as fatbergs, that can cause costly, damaging issues.

Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials

Wastewater belongs in the sanitary sewer - hazardous materials do not. These should be disposed of properly to help protect the wastewater system and the environment.

Unused, Expired Medication Unused, Expired Medication

Flushing unused prescription and over-the-counter medication is not the right method of disposal for many reasons. Here’s what you should know.

Preventing Backups Preventing Backups

Wastewater backups can be unpleasant, costly and cause potential health risks. Using your toilet as a trash can is most often the culprit. Clean pipes = no gripes.

Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention

Once JEA’s safe, high quality water reaches your home, cross connections and backflow could be a source of contamination to the public water system.