We learned with Mr. Héctor Cepeda from AAA that the main cause of sanitary sewers becoming clogged and overflowing is the cooking oil we dump down the sinks.
We thank the residents of Pine Grove for initiating this clean water effort on our beaches. We collected 26 gallons in 3 months on the first condo. Oil that was not dumped into the system.
On November 3, we held a meeting with the EPA, AAA and the Municipality of Carolina, thus beginning the coordinated effort to keep our sewers clear of obstructions. We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Alex Rivera from EPA for coordinating the meeting.
Our goal is to increase the number of condos that recycle cooking oil.
In 2019 we were unable to expand this effort in Isla Verde, but we are continuing with the pilot project in Pine Grove and the used oil is being collected.
The Recycling of Used Cooking Oil is an important project we save millions of dollars that we spend unclogging sanitary sewers and avoiding overflows, toilet water reaching beaches, seagrass meadows and reefs.
We are working on oil recycling with Duarte Waste Management thanking the Pine Grove Condominium for being at the forefront in this effort.
If you want to receive the graphic manual of Rainwater and Sanitary that explains the importance of sewer systems and how we can keep them free of obstruction and the easy solution by recycling cooking oil. It is free of charge and you can print it and use it to recycle oil in your community.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a copy in PDF format completely FREE.