If you’re Food Service Establishment, (FSE) and/or facility are providing any type of food or drink service you are required to have a GRD connected to the kitchen’s sewer system. Other helpful hints: If you are licensed by the Health Department or Department of Agriculture or engage in providing a large number of meals you are required to have a Grease Removal Device (GRD).
For existing commercial kitchens without grease traps or interceptors, the General Manager may require the installation of a new grease, oil, and sand interceptor that fully complies with the definitions found within ordinance 30a, or to modify, replace, or repair any noncompliant plumbing or existing grease trap or interceptor upon notice to the food establishment, and (or) commercial kitchen facility that one (1) or more of the following conditions exist:
1. The facility is found to be contributing fats, oils or grease in quantities sufficient to cause sewer line stoppages or to necessitate increased maintenance on the wastewater collection system; or
2. Changes are made to the menu or kitchen equipment that, in the opinion of the General Manager, threatens to contribute fats, oils, or grease in quantities sufficient to cause line stoppages or necessitate increased maintenance on the wastewater collection system.
Grease interceptors shall be required of all new source commercial or industrial establishments upon construction where deemed necessary. Any existing food establishment will be reviewed to determine if existing mechanical, building, plumbing and electrical system will require upgrading. Any new kitchen, which shall meet the definition of a “food establishment”, shall meet all the mechanical, building, plumbing and electrical requirements for a commercial kitchen.
All existing commercial or industrial establishments shall have one year upon notification from the CCRWTF to install a grease interceptor where required.