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Local Girl Scouts join Vallecitos in its war against sewer grease

Post Date:10/15/2014 5:38 PM

This is because the girls from the organization’s Troop 4642 of San Marcos recently ditched the cookies they usually sell to assist the Vallecitos Water District in providing a community service.  To help the District in their quest to prevent sewer spills, Girl Scouts spent several days handing out free fat-trappers and informational pamphlets to educate residents about proper grease disposal.

The fat-trappers, small containers housing disposal bags to store used cooking grease, have been vital in the agency’s battle against excess fats, oils and grease that enter the sewer system and form blockages. Over time, these blockages can cause sewer spills which can pollute local creeks, lakes and beaches. 
Although already free to the public, teaming up with Troop 4642 not only assisted the girls in meeting their community education requirement but also assisted the District in placing more fat-trappers in more homes, helping to further protect the environment.

The 8 and 9 year olds - who visited the District to learn about the community hazard caused by excess fats, oils and grease - distributed 45 fat-trappers. They received a special Vallecitos Water District patch for their uniform and recognition from the District’s Board of Directors for their efforts at the District’s Board meeting on October 15, 2014. 
Vallecitos Water District customers can pick up free fat-trappers Monday through Friday during regular business hours at the District’s Administration office located at 201 Vallecitos de Oro in San Marcos.

More information on Fats, Oils and Grease

Girl Scout's Power Point presentation

Press release


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