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November 2020 – Fall weather and holidays are right around the corner and with it, comes more comfort food cooking. Even without large holiday gatherings, families are staying home and cooking more, which may have an impact on the sewer system. Simple steps will help protect the sewer system from fats, oils and grease (FOG) build-up and save the hassle of a costly sewer back-up.

Butter, oils, heavy cream sauces, meat juices, lard and dips contain heavy fat content. When poured down the drain, these items coagulate and stick to pipes. Dry wipe FOG into the trash with a scraper or spatula. Pour hot liquids into a sturdy container to cool before placing in the trash. When in doubt, throw it out!

For sewer back-ups or other related emergencies, call DSPUD’s operation team 24/7 at (530)426-9144.

Note: In response to local and state COVID-19 restrictions, the District office is closed to the public until further notice. Customers may contact office staff by phone at (530) 426-3456, by email at

The Donner Summit Public Utility District is located in Soda Springs, California, and provides sewer collection and treatment and water treatment and distribution to its customers.

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