Fat, Oil & Grease Program

Photo by John Ruddock, High Orbit Media 

The City of Monterey is mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR’s) to prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO’s) originating from food serving establishments. Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) is a primary contributor to SSO’s, and therefore should be managed using grease traps and interceptors to prevent adverse effects on sewer lines.

The City adopted a fee waiver for restaurants in 2007 to offset City costs for maintaining clear sewer lines in light of businesses that do not have grease pretreatment equipment sized according to the Monterey One Water grease interceptor sizing matrix.

Stop the Clog
clogbusters
Cooking fat, oil and grease (FOG) is a leading cause of sewer pipe clogs. FOGs cool and congeal on the inner walls of sewer lines and on tree roots that grow in them, much like arterial sclerosis in our bodies.

Learn more at Monterey One Water and www.clogbusters.org

Related Documents
Doc app

Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Related Documents7 documents

  • Grease Pretreatment Program Frequently Asked Questions
    document seq 0.00
  • Grease Trap and Interceptor Manufacturers/Suppliers, Installers and Haulers
    document seq 0.00
  • Grease Trap and Interceptor Maintenance Log
    document seq 0.00
  • Grease Interceptor Sizing Matrix
    document seq 0.00
  • How to Clean a Grease Trap
    document seq 0.00
  • Grease Trap Operation
    document seq 0.00
  • Grease Interceptor Operation
    document seq 0.00