FOG is short for fats, oils and grease. FOG is found in foods such as meats, sauces, salad dressings, foods cooked in deep fat fryers, cookies, pastries, cheese, butter and many, many more. The FOG Program is a written agreement between the City and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) that went into effect on January 1, 2009. This program seeks to reduce the number of sewer system blockages and overflows caused by fats, oils and grease. For more information, please call 512-393-8003 or view our Fight FOG brochure.
In 2008, the City of San Marcos began participation in the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative (SSOI) program with TCEQ. This is a voluntary, proactive program that attempts to reduce sanitary sewer overflows. As part of this program, the City initiated the FOG Program. The FOG Program attempts to trap or intercept sewer clogging substances at the source before they enter the sanitary sewer system.