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What happens if the City finds grease in the sanitary sewer line near my establishment?

During routine cleaning and inspection of the City’s sanitary sewer lines, the Public Service Department can identify from which sanitary service area—and usually which specific building or neighborhood—grease is being discharged. If grease blockages are occurring frequently in a certain area, the Public Service Department will notify the establishments in the area so that they can be more aware of their grease disposal methods and work to fix the problem.

Establishments that fail to take corrective action by the time specified in the written order will be found in violation of City Ordinance 931.99 and subject to a fine of not more than one $150.00. Each day’s violation constitute a separate offense.

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