Fats, Oils and Grease
Wastewater discharges containing high concentrations of oil and grease from food service facilities cause blockages and overflows in the City’s wastewater collection system. Overflows of wastewater into the storm water collection system and natural bodies of water could be greatly reduced by controlling the discharge of oil and grease. This source of pollution is also readily preventable by good management practices and proper maintenance at food service facilities. To address this issue, the City has a Fats, Oils and Grease management program.
The objectives of the Fats, Oils and Grease management program are to:
- Eliminate sewer system overflows.
- Reduce the amount of Fats, Oils and Grease discharged to the wastewater collection system.
- Reduce maintenance costs for the wastewater collection system.
- Improve operation of the wastewater collection system.
- Reduce the potential of a violation at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Effective September 23, 2003, the Brentwood City Council approved a sewer lateral maintenance program for residents of single family homes. The program was implemented for maintenance, repair and/or replacement for the portion of the sanitary sewer lateral located between the property line and main line.
Due to the significant costs associated with the maintenance, repair and potential replacement of lateral lines that lay between the property line and the main line, this program reduces costs to the residents and ensures lateral sewer lines are operating properly.