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Managing Fats, Oils, and Grease in Wastewater

It is the duty of the City of Buford Public Service Department to meet the conditions set forth in it's Georgia Division of Water Quality issued Collection System permit.

One facet of that duty is preventing introduction of excessive oil and grease waste into the City's sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant. Excessive oil and grease wastes have the potential for creating hazardous conditions in the wastewater collection system, treatment plant NPDES violations, increased treatment costs, regulatory fines, and other costs for the City. Managing Fats Oils And Grease In Wastewater

The Oil and Grease Removal policy is designed to implement and enforce the oil and grease discharge rules of the Sewer Use Ordinance Article V, Section (5), and the requirements set forth in Condition 1 (4) of the Comprehensive Collection System Permits required by House Bill 1160. Oil Grease Policy

Helpful Links For Managing Fats, Oils, and Grease in Wastewater

Pollution Prevention Assistance Division Fact Sheets www.p2ad.org