Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Program currently monitors over 3000 Food Establishments through inspection and regulation. This FOG program is a proactive approach to protect the sanitary sewer system from the negative effects caused by the introduction of FOG. Grease blockages are a primary cause of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO’s). In an effort to help reduce SSO’s the FOG program conducts inspections to ensure food establishments are properly servicing and maintaining their grease removal equipment.​


  • One of the leading causes of sanitary sewer overflows and backups
  • Sources of fats, oil, and grease include restaurants, businesses, homes, and apartments – Businesses, primarily restaurants, are regulated by ordinance – Residents will receive information with tips for preventing stoppages and disposing of fats, oil, and grease.