Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jackson Goes After Grease

The city of Jackson issued the following statement.


The City of Jackson is partnering with local Food Service Establishments (FSEs) to help educate business owners on the importance of keeping fats, oils, and grease —or FOG— out of the City’s sewer system.

As they move through the sewers, FOG components congeal, causing line blockages or sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) which require significant resources to alleviate.

In an effort to help combat this issue, the City has launched a new Fats, Oils, and Grease Control Program (FOG Program) as one part of the City’s efforts to meet the requirements of its Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the volume and frequency of sewer overflows.

Without proper management practices FOG will accumulate in sewers. Restaurants and other food service establishments can face fines and water and sewer service can be interrupted due to blockages and backups. The City of Jackson’s Code of Ordinances now includes FOG control provisions, and in some cases, Food Service Establishments may be held financially responsible for damages resulting from blockages and backups.

The Jackson FOG Program is designed to educate FSEs and the public on the importance of FOG control, provide information on Best Management Practices (BMPs) to keep FOG out of the sewer system, and help to enforce proper FOG management practices.

Grease control devices --grease traps or grease interceptors-- are required to collect all grease generated by the establishment on the premises. Grease enters food service establishments grease traps from dishwashers, sinks, floor drains and dumpster pads. Grease traps and grease interceptors are used to recover the grease and protect the sewer lines. Blockage of sewer lines occurs when these grease control devices are not maintained properly. Proper maintenance requires the entire contents of a grease trap to be removed weekly or monthly as needed and disposed by a licensed waste hauler.

Food Service Establishments wanting to know more about the City of Jackson’s FOG program can contact LuFunya Porter, (601) 352-6800, lporter@ajaservices.com or April Sawyer, (601)960-1087, asawyer@city.jackson.ms.us.

22 comments:

Sol Juette said...

Grease is cheaper than parts.

Anonymous said...

We all know which businesses Mayor Yammeralot is going to target first for fines in this shakedown.

Anonymous said...

The equivalent being idiots who stick paper towel hand wipes in the toilets. Grease is the word.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sandy!

Anonymous said...

Grease is the word.

Anonymous said...

@8:09

We also know the "goode" ones will not be targeted!

Anonymous said...

Grease, isn't that what is applied to the palms of local politicians? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

This is a reasonable request. You should see the televised interior of our sewer pipelines - condoms by the bushel. For some reason they seem to hang up on anything.

Anonymous said...

Go Greased Lightning.

Anonymous said...

They need to do something to address the matter for home cooks as well.

Because if its one thing we love to do around here is fry our food! From vegetables to fish to chicken

Where can you take used cooking oil to be recycled?

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the old grease defense. That is the motto in Jackson's City Hall. When you don't have a clue, blame someone else.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of grease, we are proudly holding on to our position as the second fattest state in the US.

Anonymous said...

This was in Jackson's Sewer Use Ordinance 40 years ago and should have been in there continuously, as a requirement of the various EPA grants and state water pollution loans the City has received. Of course ENFORCEMENT was/is rare.

Anonymous said...

September 13, 2018 at 9:04 PM = Non-germane comment

Anonymous said...

Thanks to this website, the wife and I saw Grease at the 40th anniversary show at the Malaco.

Anonymous said...

...we use http://www.autochlor.com/chemical/bio-flow/ and it works! No issues from the city.

Anonymous said...

Yankees taxing soda pop, Jackson rolling in with the grease tax.

Anonymous said...

I worked at a certain NE Jackson establishment that always dumped their grease down the sewer. The nearby sewage main would get clogged and overflow every 3 months and the City would come out and fix it.

Louis LeFleur said...

I'd never heard of a fatberg till I saw this article today.



Anonymous said...

I worked at a certain NE Jackson establishment ...

Name it or else your comment is BS.

Anonymous said...

Aww, come on Kingfish, admit it, my German comment was funny, what with Burt Reynolds in the news lately. It’s a Smokey & the Bandit reference if you don’t know.

Kingfish said...

Video didn't cost anything to make. City already owned the software.

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