City of Shepherdsville Wastewater Treatment Plant best management practices for fats, oil and grease for food service facilities
Fats, oil and grease (FOG) can have negative impacts on wastewater collection and treatment systems. Most wastewater collection system blockages can be traced to (FOG). Blockages in the wastewater collection system are serious, causing sewage spills, manhole overflows, or sewage backups in homes and businesses. This manual is written to provide restaurant and fast food business managers and owners with information about FOG pollution prevention techniques focused on their businesses, effective in both reducing maintenance cost for business owners, and preventing oil and grease discharges to the sewer system. The discharge of FOG to the sewer system is illegal. Ensuring that grease trap and grease interceptors are properly installed and most importantly, properly maintained, is the key to avoiding enforcement action against your business. This manual focuses on proper maintenance of grease traps and interceptors, and includes inspection checklist for the business owner/manager as a guide to how and what Sewer pretreatment inspectors will be checking during an onsite inspection.
Manual contents includes
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Best Management Practices
- How It Works
- Compliance Inspection an Installation Checklist
Knowledgeable business managers can effectively prevent oil and grease buildup and associated problems for both the sewerage agency and the restaurant owner.