It was issued by Irish Water to householders to stop pouring fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down drains to prevent sewers being blocked all across Ireland. When pouring FOG down drains, they may appear as liquids, however, they are known to solidify with wipes and other waste items in sewage drains into what is called a “Fatberg”. These Fatbergs are known causes of sewage blockage and cost a lot of money to remove. In fact, this has been a big problem in Ireland recently that this year, around 1500 sewage blockages that are related to fatbergs have been cleared. That approximates to around 125 blockages a week. A way of disposing FOG correctly is to have a separate container to put FOG in and allow them to solidify. After that, they can be transferred to the correct bin.
Here in the Institute, we know how important and hard it is to keep our rivers and lakes clean and free from pollutants. Fats oils and greases is a problem for our wastewater treatment plants and our sewers. Irish Water are running a great campaign of “think before you pour” https://www.water.ie/