FOG Reduction & Management

Fats, Oils, & Greases (FOG) are unwanted byproducts from food preparation that can be a real challenge for sewer systems and wastewater treatment operations. FOG comes from numerous food sources, such as plant oils, lards, fats, meats, butter, etc. and is usually a liquid when heated, then solid or semi-solid once cooled. If FOG finds its way into the sewer system, it will either congeal and collect in either: (1) the sewer system, causing costly and hazardous clogs, backups, and overflows, or (2) the treatment plant, causing treatment issues and reducing water discharge quality.

Keeping FOG out of your sewer system should be a goal of every system. Even though the goal is the same, the solution is never one-size-fits-all. Each system is unique, with different industry, demographics, awareness, and many other factors which will all influence a FOG Program’s development. Developing a program that is manageable will help you stay consistent and committed to delivering financial and environmental rewards.

FOG program services

  • FOG Reduction/Management Planning
  • Ordinance Development & Consulting
  • Permit & Fee Development
  • Business Inspections & Training
  • Community & Industry Education
  • Contributor Identification / Source Characterization
  • Data & Planning Management Software Development
  • Best Management Practice (BMP) Development

No FOG, No Clog!

FOG can be a challenge, because every lateral connection is a potential source, from fast food and fine dining to the Joneses (and all those keeping up with them) on Maple Street. The most successful FOG programs are administered in partnership with users, engaging and empowering everyone in the overall goal. Whether you’re starting big or small, we’re here to help you rise to the challenge and clear the FOG!

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