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Getting The Grease Out The City of Rogers Approach. Bob Winnes Environmental Compliance Specialist. What is FOG? Where does it come from? Why should we be concerned?. What is a food service? Restaurant Hospital School Nursing care facility Bakery Delicatessen Market Caterer.

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Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

Getting The Grease OutThe City of Rogers Approach

Bob Winnes

Environmental Compliance Specialist


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • What is FOG?

  • Where does it come from?

  • Why should we be concerned?


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • What is a food service?

    • Restaurant

    • Hospital

    • School

    • Nursing care facility

    • Bakery

    • Delicatessen

    • Market

    • Caterer


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Types of grease from food services

    • Yellow grease

    • Brown grease


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • What is a grease

    interceptor?


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • What should be plumbed to the grease interceptor?

    • 2 compartment sinks

    • 3 compartment sinks

    • Prep sinks

    • Mop sinks

    • Hand wash sinks

    • Dishwashers

    • Floor sinks and drains

    • Trench drains


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Kitchen sinks and floor drains

    • Screened

  • Floor drains

    • Minimal use

  • Garbage disposals or food grinders

    • Prefer they not be used

    • Required to be plumbed to a solids interceptor prior to connecting to the grease interceptor


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • What is an oil/grease dumpster?


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Reasons for Grease Abatement Program

  • Increase in the number of food services in Rogers

  • Burden upon the existing sanitary sewer system

  • Associated maintenance time and costs


Main goal

Main goal

  • KEEPING OIL AND GREASE OUT OF THE CITY’S SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM THUS PREVENTING A BUILD UP OF GREASE WITHIN THE SYSTEM AND THE ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS – BLOCKAGES, BACKUPS AND OVERFLOWS!


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • City of Rogers Approach

  • Education

  • Pre-approval of grease interceptor sizing

    • New food services

    • Renovated food services

  • Grease Abatement Inspections


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Requiring food service to

  • Operate with proper grease interceptor sizing

  • Improve and/or maintain grease interceptor maintenance

  • Utilize Clean Kitchen Practices to minimize grease loading


Clean kitchen practices

Clean Kitchen Practices

  • Never pour oil and/or grease down any drain or into any toilet

  • Use less oil and liquid oil instead of solid grease or lard

  • Scrape food scraps into designated trash receptacle

  • Dry wipe, with a paper towel, all oily/greasy dishes, pots, pans, containers and utensils prior to putting them into hot water or placing them into the dishwasher


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Collect, recycle or dispose of used oil/grease through an approved grease hauler – Liquid Waste Transporter (LWT)

  • Use baskets and/or screens in all kitchen sinks to help prevent food debris from entering the drains

  • Make sure all floor drains are properly screened

  • Capture the oil and grease accumulated in ventilation and exhaust hoods through routine cleaning and filter changes


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Clean (pump) grease interceptors on a regular basis

  • Keep grease interceptors well maintained and properly working

  • Make sure the used oil/grease intended for the oil/grease dumpster ends up inside the dumpster instead of spilled on the surrounding area

  • Keep the oil/grease dumpster lid closed when not in use to prevent rainwater from causing messy overflows


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • The City’s Grease Abatement Program also targets homeowners

  • Education

    • Bilingual door hangers

    • Information posted on the RWU website


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Process for new food services

  • Pre-approval of grease interceptor sizing

    • Inquiry form

    • Inspection for conformance

  • Grease Abatement Inspection


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Inquiry form

  • Name of proposed business

  • Address / location

  • Date / Time / Contact / Contact’s Company Name / Phone Number / Discussions /

  • Recommended grease interceptor size

  • Dated, signed & sent to RWU’s Engineering


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • To determine grease interceptor sizing

    • Formula

    • Questionnaire

  • Formula

    • Assigns specific numerical values

      • Seating capacity

      • With a dishwasher

      • Without a dishwasher

      • Commercial kitchen


Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

  • Single service kitchen

  • Hours of operation

  • Questions

    • How often will the kitchen be used? (hours of operation for a restaurant)

    • How many people will be served at each of these uses? (seating capacity for a restaurant)


  • Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Number of kitchen sinks?

      • 2-compartment sinks

      • 3-compartment sinks

      • Mop sinks

      • Prep sinks

      • Hand wash sinks

    • Number of floor drains, floor sinks or trench drains?

    • Any dishwasher? commercial or residential type?


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Any garbage disposal? if so, must be plumbed to a solids interceptor prior to being connected to the grease interceptor

    • Any stoves? commercial or residential type?

    • Any ovens? commercial or residential type?

    • Any fryers? if so, how many?

    • Types of food served (obtain menu if possible)


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • We also request

    • Site plan indicating the proposed location of the grease interceptor

    • Waste and vent plumbing plan

    • Waste and vent riser plan


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Process for existing food services

    • Developed

      • List of all food services

      • Documents

        • Grease Abatement Inspection form for each food service category

        • Bilingual educational material – grease abatement & FOG

        • Clean Kitchen Practices

        • Grease Interceptor Cleaning Record log

        • List of approved liquid waste transporter services

          • Grease interceptors

          • Oil/grease dumpsters


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Conduct Grease Abatement Inspection

      • Complete inspection form

      • Interviews & discussions

      • Physical inspection

        • Kitchen

        • Grease interceptor

        • Oil/grease dumpster area, if applicable

      • Distribute

        • Clean Kitchen Practices

        • Educational material – grease abatement & FOG

        • List of approved Liquid Waste Transporter services

        • Grease Interceptor Cleaning Record log


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Follow-up letters

    • Necessary re-visits


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Developed a food service database

      • Name of food service, address, phone number and contact name

      • Date last inspected

      • Grease interceptor? Size? Frequency pumped and by whom?

      • Oil/grease dumpster? LWT company

      • GPS coordinates – latitude, longitude & elevation

      • Associated manhole number


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • RWU account number

    • Monthly water usage


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    • Additional Assistance

    • Dedicated RWU Field Operations Team

      • Inspect sanitary sewer lines, including the use of a camera

      • Notify of grease blockages found

      • Flush and vacuum sanitary sewer line blockages

      • Distribute door hangers in residential areas with grease problems

      • Maintain a grease blockage log


    Getting the grease out the city of rogers approach

    Without this teams efforts and assistance, my job would be a whole lot more difficult!


    Questions

    Questions


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