h2o mp3: Fats, Oils and Grease: Steve Anderson

You loved Steve Anderson’s “Dope in the Water” mp3 and now he’s back with a followup! We’re pleased to present the worldwide premiere of “Fats, Oils and Grease”…written and performed by Steve and inspired by Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze.” I’ll bet this tune comes from the heart, because Steve is a Water Resources Analyst at Clean Water Services in Portland, Oregon and has an excellent understanding of the havoc that ensues when fats, oils and grease* are improperly dumped down drains and into sewers.
*Frequently called FOG in the acronym-crazy water industry.

Steve Anderson

And before you trot out any of these common excuses: be aware that using soap, flushing with hot water or letting FOG reach room temperature first does NOT lessen the damaging effects to pipelines and sewers. (Here’s some info on the right way to dispose of it, courtesy of Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority.)

So download and enjoy the song… it’s really…uh…slick!

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Fats, Oils and Grease – Steve Anderson

Lyrics

Fats, Oils and Grease
(Sung to the tune of “Call Me the Breeze”, by JJ Cale, as performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Fats, oils and grease
They keep plugging up my line
Well now those fats, oils and grease
They keep plugging up my line
Wish they’d plug somebody else’s
But they keep on plugging mine

I got an interceptor
But I never clean it out
Well, I got an interceptor
I just never clean it out
That job is just too messy
And it really stinks, no doubt

Well I flush hot water baby
Keep that grease a movin’ on
Yeah I flush hot water baby
Keep that grease a movin’ on
Well I flush grease to the sewer
I can’t see it – guess it’s gone

Well, I love my garbage grinder
Yeah it saves me lots of dough
Yeah I love my garbage grinder
Cuz it saves me lots of dough
I might sing a different tune though
If I get an overflow

Well I got a sewage backup
Got wastewater on the floor
Well now I got a sewage backup
Got wastewater on the floor
No one’s coming to my restaurant
They don’t eat here anymore…Oh, no

Fats, oils and grease
They keep plugging up my line
Well now those fats, oils and grease
They keep plugging up my line
Wish they’d plug somebody else’s
But they keep on plugging mine