FOG clogs are caused when fats, oils or greases are dumped down the drain where they harden along pipe walls.
FOG clogs can cause sewage overflows, health hazards, and water pollution.
FOG pollution occurs when cooking oil and grease is washed in to storm drains -- or leaks from overfilled recycling containers.
FOG reduces sanitary sewer system capacity and costs the U.S. billions of tax dollars annually.
FOG control saves money.
Proper management of FOG can reduce costly and hazardous sewage back-ups!
Sewer overflows can damage property and force restaurants to close until properly cleaned (costly in lost of income, property repair/restoration, negative press, etc.).
Check out these helpful resources.
A Factsheet for Residents
- More Info
- General Brochure: CantheGrease.doc
- Regional Recycling Information
(Delta, Delhi, and Meridian Twp (soon) have cooking oil receptacles)
Examples of Regulations
Meridian Township grease interceptor Policy doc.pdf
Grease interceptor agreement - blank form
From Bellevue, WA:
- Frequently asked questions
- Best management practices
- Fats, Oil & Grease Haulers and recyclers
- How a grease trap and interceptor system works
- System maintenance
- Inspection and installation checklists
- Maintenance log
- Fats, oils and grease flyer in English and Español
- Grease management report
- Brochure for restaurants
Other Community Websites
(with help from Bob Rose)
Carmel, IN Fats, Oils & Grease: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=482
Nashville, TN Environmental Compliance: http://www.nashville.gov/Water-Services/Environmental-Compliance.aspx
FOG Control Program: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/environmentalhealth/food%20program/fogprogram.html
FOG Control Program Manual: http://resources.baltimorecountymd.gov/Documents/Environment/environmentalhealth/food%20program/FOG%20Program%20Manual%2009-15-2010%20plus%20appendix.pdf
San Francisco, CA FOG Education Doc: http://sfwater.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=1278
City of Austin, TXGrease Trap Maintenance: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/grease-trap-maintenance
Costa Mesa Sanitary District – FOG Recycling Program www.cmsdca.gov/index.php/wastewater/residential-fog-recycling-program
Kids FOG education Program:
San Antonio, TX Grease Trap Maintenance, Procedures and Cleaning Logs: http://www.saws.org/Environment/ResourceProtComp/FOG/docs/SAWSGreaseProcedureManual.pdf
EPA Controlling Fats, Oils, and Grease Discharge from Food Service Establishments: http://goo.gl/oPM8p3
Plumbing & Drainage Institute webnar’s: http://www.pdionline.org/
National Restaurant Assoc. FOG Program Tool Kit: http://www.foodserviceresource.com/FORMS%20&%20PDFS/FOG_ToolKit.pdf
video public service announcements
Can't Flush This (fun video)
A local partnership is forming to
help reduce fats, oils, and grease from entering our sewer systems, wetlands,
and waterways. Collaborators include City of Lansing, Live Green Lansing,
Lansing Board of Water and Light, Meridian Township, the Regional Recycling
Coordinating Committee, Ingham County Health Department, Barry/Eaton Health
Department and others.
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