The Jessup Borough Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of more than 3 miles of sanitary line in the roadways. When necessary, hydro jetting is the process
used for unclogging, opening up the flow in the main sanitary system.
Jessup Borough property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the lateral (drain pipe) from inside the property, beyond the curb to the sanitary main where
the two pipes meet in the roadway.
Jessup Borough business owners including, but not limited to resturaunts and bars are required to install and maintain a grease trap designed specifically to separate
grease and fats, preventing clog-causing materials from going into the pipe.
Grease, oil and fat are common products of foods and or cooking processes. Other daily use products that you may not be aware contain grease; such as fat based soaps and detergents.
Prevention is the key to avoid a grease clogged drain. When cooking or manually washing dishes, do not flush fats, oils, butter, egg shells, and any other greasy substance into the sink. Pots,
pans and dishes should be wiped of solids prior to washing, scraped foods and or materials should be disposed of in the trash.