At Montgomery County Environmental Services, we maintain proactive, cooperative relationships with local restaurants and businesses to keep Fats, Oils, and Grease out of the sewer system and prevent spills. Fats, oils, and grease stick to the inside of sewer pipes, eventually clogging the sewer lines. Sewage backups and overflows can result, leading to property damage, environmental problems and other health hazards. Fats, oils, and grease enter sewer mainly from food establishments that do not have adequate grease control, such as grease traps.
Why should I care about Fat, Oil, and Grease in the sewer system?Impact on your business: As your sewer pipes back up, the sewage and food particles that accumulate can attract insects and other vermin, cause unpleasant odors, and create health hazards. Property damage can also result from sewage backups and lead to expensive cleanup and plumbing repairs.
Impact on the Environment: Clogged sewers can lead to overflows. As sewage overflows onto streets, it enters the storm drain system and is carried to our local creeks and beaches, creating health risks for swimmers, fish and plant life.
Impact to your bottom line: Increased sewer blockages and overflows lead to costly maintenance and can result in severe fines from regulatory agencies. Health code violations or closures can greatly impact your business.
Resources for Food Services Establishments:
Best Management Practices for Your Kitchen
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