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Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Program

This program works to prevent sewer line blockages through education and enforcement of proper FOG management. Approximately 25% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are caused by FOG blockages. SSOs are discharges of raw sewage that can harm both human health and the environment.

Brochure for Residential FOG Management

Below are links to printed materials, as well as a short video demonstrating Best Management Practices (BMPs) geared toward facilities for FOG management:

Guidelines for Oil & Grease Separators, Erie County Sewer Districts

Industrial Pretreatment Program FOG Brochure

Best Management Practices to:

  • Prevent Blockages in the Sanitary Sewer System
  • Properly Maintain Grease Traps and Interceptors to Prevent Introduction into the Sanitary Sewer System
  • Grease Trap and Interceptor Maintenance Procedures
  • Prevent Fats, Oil, and Grease from Entering Creeks and Streams Through the Storm Drain System

Animation of How a Grease Separator Works

FOG Video: Best Management Practices