Ordinance

§602 – Types of Wastes Prohibited (A-CC inclusive)
(B) Any water or waste which may contain more than 100 ppm, by weight, of fat, oil or grease. (Ord. No. 871, 2-2-76)
§605 – Interceptors Required
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when in the opinion of the Administrator, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand, and other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for buildings used for residential purposes. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Administrator, and shall be so located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. (Ord. No. 871, 2-2-76)
§606 – Maintenance of Interceptors
All grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be maintained by the Owner, at his expense, in continuously efficient operation at all times. (Ord. No. 871, 2-2-76)

Fats, oil and grease (also referred to as “FOG”) is a major problem for our local sewer systems. The main source of this problem is restaurants.  The Lake County Sanitation District devotes many man and equipment hours toward cleaning manholes, pump stations and sewers lines clogged with grease.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact the Lake County Special Districts Administration at 263-0119.

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Lake County Special Districts
Telephone (707) 263-0119
Fax (707) 263-3836
230 N. Main Street
Lakeport, CA 95453