Imagine following all state and local grease management regulations and STILL receiving a non-compliance fine because grease in your city's wastewater system was traced back to your kitchen. Your grease trap is working as it should. Your kitchen practices are on point. What is going on? The answer is ...
North American and European grease interceptor standards give you peace of mind that the model you choose will do the job long-term, without risking damage to your community’s wastewater system and your bottom line. While Trapzilla units passed both tests with flying colors, not every grease interceptor does or is even is subjected to these tests in the first place. Here, we outline what these tests entail.
Food-service establishments aren’t the only businesses that have to keep oil and grease out of wastewater.
Federal, state and local clean water regulations require facilities that generate petroleum oil waste to use oil-water separators to ensure oil doesn’t escape into the sewer system. When oil does escape, not only can it cause big problems for treatment systems, it can also mean significant fines and other penalties for the facility that produced the waste oil.
While specific regulations vary somewhat from state to state, here are nine types of facilities commonly required to have oil-water separators.