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Chris King, operator at the Willmar Wastewater Treatment Plant, holds a chunk of fats, oil and grease taken from the underground sanitary sewer system. The substances congeal and form huge clogs that back up sewers and cause other problems. Treatment plant employees ask residential and business customers to help keep fats, oil and grease out of the sewer system. (Tribune photo by David Little)

Fat, oil, grease bad for health of sewer system

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WILLMAR -- Just as plaque buildup in arteries restricts blood supply and can cause a heart attack, accumulation of fats, oils and grease in sewer lines can cause health hazards, damage home interiors and threaten the environment.


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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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