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Grease Removal Services That Can Help Your Company Comply With The EPA's Grease Discharge Regulations

Each year, commercial and industrial kitchens generate millions of pounds of grease.  If allowed to enter a sewer system, this grease will cool and coagulate in the piping.  Solidified grease inside the pipe  restricts flow and causes capacity problems and blockages.  These blockages can cause raw sewage to back up and spill out of manholes and onto streets, properties, and into basements of homes and businesses.  In the worst-case scenario, raw sewage can overflow to a storm sewer or directly into streams, rivers, lakes, or oceans.  These overflows are illegal and constitute a serious environmental, economic, and public health threat.  

The U.S. EPA now requires that municipal sewer authorities implement a pre-treatment program to regulate and control grease discharges to reduce and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows.  The new EPA regulations impact most food service establishments discharging waste water into a sanitary sewer.  These facilities may now be required to install pretreatment systems, like high performance automatic grease recovery devices,  manual grease interceptors or large volume gravity passive grease interceptors  in order to comply with their grease discharge requirements.   Please contact our sales staff for pricing or for any questions you may have.

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