Fats, oils and greases—when liquid—may appear harmless because they tend to flow easily down the drain. However, as the liquid cools it hardens and sticks to the insides of pipes. Once in the sewer system, FOG can partially or completely block wastewater flow, causing sanitary sewer backups and overflows. Proper disposal is essential in keeping sanitary sewer lines clear and flowing properly.
In accordance with City Ordinance 931.16(A), all establishments with grease interceptors and/or grease traps are required to report to the City’s Public Service Department in January and July of each year.