Concerns over sewage spills polluting local waterways have prompted the state to enact several measures to prevent their occurrence. One of these measures requires cities to adopt regulations on the installation and maintenance of grease control devices at food service establishments (i.e. restaurants, bakeries, and supermarkets).
Sewer overflows are often caused by improperly maintained grease interceptors. Sewage from clogged grease interceptors often enters the storm drain system where it flows to the beach or tidal areas, causing significant health, safety, and environmental concerns. Preventing sewage spills is in everyone’s best interest, and preventive maintenance is your best insurance to steer clear of the cost and inconvenience to your business that often results from sewage spills.