(a) Definition: FOG: Any Fats, Oils and/or Greases in quantities that, if discharged into the municipal sewer collection system, may potentially cause harm to the municipal sewer collection system.
(b) No Customer may discharge FOG into the municipal sewer collection system.
(c) Any customer that has been found to be in violation of section (b) shall first be issued a written warning of the provisions of the Sewer District’s Grease Trap regulations by the District. Any customer who then subsequently violates the provision of section (b) shall be issued a written violation, and pursuant to § 8 of P.L. 1972 Ch.146, be fined by the Superintendent fifty dollars ($50.00) for every day that such violation shall continue.
(d) In addition to the provisions of section (c), the Superintendent may act to prevent FOG from leaving a customer’s premises, and/or from discharging into or through the municipal sewer collection system, including a preventative pump-out of the system. The rate of labor for employees and third-party contractors may be charged as an assessment of $200 per event pursuant to § 7 of P.L. 1972 Ch. 146 and prior grease trap regulations.
(e) This regulation is to supplement, and not repeal, any prior grease trap regulations.
(f) Any assessment or fine under the provisions of this regulation, or prior regulations, may be appealed within thirty (30) days of issuance to the Board of Sewer Commissioners, at which time the alleged offending customer may present evidence and argument.
Chapter 19 Utilities
Article II - Sewer District
Division 5 - Use Regulations
Section 19-115. Prohibited charges.
“No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described water or wastes to any public sewers: ...
(4) “Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the wastewater facilities...”
Section 19-116. Limitation on certain discharges.
...”The limitations or restrictions on materials or characteristics of waste or wastewaters discharges to the sanitary sewer which shall not be violated...
(3) Wastewater containing floatable oils, fat or grease…”
Section 19-122. Other necessary facilities or equipment.
“(a) Grease, oil and sand removal facilities, traps, etc., shall be provided when in the opinion of the commission they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing floatable grease in excessive amounts as specified in section 19-116(3) or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients except that such facilities shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All facilities should be of a type and capacity approved by the commission and shall be located as to be readily accessible for cleaning and inspection. In the maintaining of these facilities the owner shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal by appropriate means of the captured material and shall maintain record of the dates and means of disposal which are subject to review by the commission. Any removal and hauling of the collected materials not performed by owner personnel must be performed by currently licensed waste disposal firms. Grease traps shall be required for all commercial properties, more specifically, restaurants, food dispensing and processing establishments and grocery stores serviced by or connected to the public sewer system of the town…”