FOG (Fats, Oil & Grease) Program

Fats, oils, and grease cool and stick to the sides of sewer pipes when poured down the drain causing backups in homes and businesses and sewer overflows in streets. The Department of Environmental Quality has mandated the FOG Program as a means of improving the quality of our local waterways. The program consists of education for residents and commercial food service establishments and a Fats, Oils, and Grease Ordinance. In addition to the mandate, taking care of our sewer system is just a good thing to do. It helps the Public Works Department keep costs down, work efficiently, and protect our creeks, rivers, and bay. It also keeps plumbing costs down for individuals.

All food service establishments (restaurants, daycares, churches, etc.) must register for the FOG Program. Complete our online registration and you'll be contacted to schedule an educational visit and compliance inspection in your facility.

FOG Truck for Web.jpgHere are some program materials to help you eliminate grease in your sewer system: 

Become a FOG certified employee by completing the training at We created a helpful guide to navigate the site. 

Is your grease trap or outside interceptor in need of replacement or repair? Many facilities find they need to repair or install their flow control device. View our grease control device information for construction requirements. For grease trap installation requirements or plan review please contact Development Services Center.

For more information about the FOG Program please call (757) 726-2962 or email us.