Save Your Pipes and the Environment
This holiday season, many Tuolumne County residents will be busy cooking in their kitchens. To avoid potential plumbing and sewer disasters, we would like to remind residents how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease. Sewer blockages can cause backups into homes resulting in an unpleasant mess that can cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to clean up. Listed below are safe disposal tips of waste fats, oil and grease to help you avoid a plumbing emergency: • Avoid pouring fats or vegetable cooking oils down the drain because liquid fats solidfy in the pipes and create clogs. • After grease has cooled, scrape the grease into a container with a tight fitting lid. Solidify in the refrigerator before putting it in the trash. • Never put hard to grind items in your garbage disposal, including poultry skins, egg shells, carrots, celery, pumpkin pulp, potato skins, banana peels or pasta.
Are You Ready for Winter?
Although our area hasn't seen freezing temperatures yet, now is the time to make sure you home or business is ready for winter. If you have not taken steps to prepare for freezing temperatures we would like to remind you again to take precautionary steps to protect your home and property for cold winter conditions which could cause pipes to burst or freeze. Click this informative link for more information Winterize Now
Tuolumne County Citizen Alert
Tuolumne County has set up an emergency alert system to keep you better informed. It's easy to sign up to get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Emergency Alert Program. This system enables Tuolumne County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. To signup click this link "Tuolumne County Citizen Alert".