The Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Program works with all food service establishments, or other facilities with a grease interceptor in the City of Bend to protect public health, water quality and public infrastructure.
The City of Bend Sewer Use Ordinance clearly outlines the basis for the operation of the FOG Program.
Any food service establishment, or other facility that poses a risk to wastewater infrastructure or public health as determined by the City, will be required to install and maintain an approved grease interceptor. Prohibited discharges include any solid or viscous substances in quantities or size capable of causing obstruction of the flow in sewers, or may cause interference with the operation of City wastewater infrastructure. Such discharges may include, but are not limited to: grease, garbage with particles greater than one-half inch in any dimension, food scraps, etc.
The IPP performs inspections, monitors grease interceptor maintenance and cleaning, as well as determines cleaning schedules to ensure that pollutant and wastewater constituents will not interfere with City infrastructure or cause public health concerns. The program requires all users enrolled to electronically submit cleaning and maintenance records via SwiftComply. These records ensure that cleaning schedules set by the City are being adhered to, and are used to generate inspections, provide pertinent communications and verify that FOG waste is being disposed of properly.
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