Fats, Oils and Grease Program

May 16th, 2018

FATS, OILS & GREASE (FOG) PROGRAM

Put Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) in the trash where they belong. 

Sewer blockages can be a direct result of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that you may be unknowingly discharging into the sewer system.  FOG comes from meats, lard, and cooking oil, butter, shortening margarine, baking goods, sauces and dairy products.  FOG can be found on cooking and eating utensils, pots, pans, and cooking surfaces that are usually washed into a sewer system through the kitchen sink. This allow grease to stick to the inside walls of the pipe, similar to the way fatty foods clog human arteries. The grease clings to the inside of drain pipes, that can eventually cause a complete blockage.

Each year, there are more than 15,000 sewer overflows in North Carolina. Many of these overflows are directly related to the improper disposal of fat, oil and grease in kitchen drains. These blockages are a serious problem that can lead to a hazardous sewage spill. Raw sewage could backup in your home and/or sewage overflow into yards and streets.

Your help is needed to stop these blockages from occurring by properly disposing of fats, oils, and grease.

Scrape or wipe fats, oils, and grease and other food residue from pots, pans, and utensils with a paper towel before washing or placing in dish washing machine.

FACTPOURING HOT WATER AND/OR DETERGENT DOWN THE DRAIN ONLY BREAKS UP GREASE TEMPORARILY. THE GREASE BLOCKAGE JUST RE-SOLIDIFIES FURTHER DOWN THE SYSTEM.

Keep your pipes running free by allowing cooking oil, grease and fat to cool and then pour them into a soup can for example, not down the drain. Trash the can, and not your pipes. The removal of a grease blockage and the cleanup associated with a sewage spill can be very expensive and could result in liability and/or property damages.

The Effects of FOG on the Environment

  • FOG accumulation in the sewer system causes blockages that result in untreated wastewater overflows.
  • The untreated wastewater flows into streets, storm drains, ponds, creeks, rivers, oceans and backs up into businesses as well as residential homes.
  • Sewer spills can: pollute ponds, creeks, and rivers; spread disease and most times requires expensive clean-up.

 

Thank you for your help in preventing sewer blockages and spills.

For further information call City of Havelock Public Services Department 252-444-6409

 

NEVER POUR FATS, OIL OR GREASE DOWN THE DRAIN

Air Show Photo Gallery

May 11th, 2018

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show 2018

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show for 2018. Many thanks to Shawn Byers who takes the best photos of this event.

Public Hearing Notices – June 11, 2018

May 8th, 2018

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Sewer Smoke Testing

May 7th, 2018

 

Public Services Department is currently tracing inflow and infiltration using smoke Read the rest of this entry »

Slocum Flyover Project

April 24th, 2018

 

ECAHF Summer Camp 2018

April 10th, 2018

2018 EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENGINEERING CAMP

Havelock, NC – The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation in partnership with the City of Havelock, will be offering a week-long, non-residential summer day camp for elementary school students (rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders) at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center on July 24th through 28th, 2017. The camp will be led by elementary school teachers from Craven and Carteret Counties with support from engineering faculty from NC State University and staff from Fleet Readiness Center East aboard MCAS Cherry Point.


The camp will provide students a fun and positive glimpse into various fields of engineering using hands-on, creative investigations and real-world building activities. Throughout the week, students will be divided into design teams led by local teachers. In their teams, students will be given the challenge to individually design and build various devices related to aviation and will learn engineering fundamentals by exploring various experiments.
On the final day of camp, students will demonstrate their work in a public forum that incorporates many of the concepts from the camp’s weekly activities.

Families and the community are invited to attend this final competition on Friday morning. The camp is from 8:30am – 12:00noon Monday through Friday and a snack is provided. No lunch is provided. Cost for the camp is $125 per student. Scholarships may be available for students with demonstrated financial need. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a student.

Accepting Applications Now

To apply, go to www.ecaviationheritage.com and follow the link to “Summer Camp”. For more information or a copy of the application packet, contact Amanda Ohlensehlen at aohlensehlen@havelocknc.us or call 252-444-4348.

April Safety Tips

April 2nd, 2018

Vehicle Breaking & Entering


Recently, the Havelock Police Department has seen a significant increase in vehicle break-ins.  The suspect(s) are taking loose change, sunglasses, and other valuable items.  So far this year, forty-seven (47) reports have been filed for breaking and entering of vehicles compared to just twelve (12) last year for the same time period.

The Havelock Police Department would like to remind the community to remove all valuables from your car to include your phones, computers, guns, purse/wallet and other valuables. Please, lock your car doors. Most vehicle break-ins occur when the doors are left unlocked.

The vehicle break-ins are occurring all over the city; however, many are in the areas of South Forest Drive, John Court and Townhouse Drive areas.

If you have any information regarding this crime or any other crime, please contact the Havelock Police Department by one of the following methods:

City Volunteers Needed

March 8th, 2018

The City of Havelock is accepting applications from citizens who reside within the city limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction, and who are interested in volunteering on one or more of the following Boards/Commissions:

Community Appearance Commission
Board of Adjustment
Planning Board
Recreation Advisory Board

Interested citizens may obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or on our website: Havelock Boards and Committees

For more information call 444-6400.

Havelock Board of Commissioners adopts amendments to Noise Ordinance

November 29th, 2017

 

The Havelock Board of Commissioners adopted amendments to the City’s Noise Ordinance (Chapter 93 of City Code) on November 27, 2017. You may view these changes by clicking on the following link:

17-O-03 Ordinance Amendment - Noises

Havelock Board of Commissioners adopts amendments to Nuisance Vehicle Ordinance

November 29th, 2017

 

The Havelock Board of Commissioners adopted amendments to the Abandoned, Nuisance and Junked Vehicle Ordinance (Chapter 75 of Havelock’s Code of Ordinances) on November 27, 2017, which also includes regulations for project vehicles. You may view the changes by clicking on the following link:

17-O-02 Ordinance Amendment - Nuisance Vehicles

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