The Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Management Program is based on Murfreesboro City Code Chapter 33, Article III and was developed by MWSD under guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Title 40 CFR Part 403 and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Oil and Grease Control Guidance Document.
The sole purpose of the FOG Management Program is to minimize and manage FOG discharges to the sanitary sewer collection system. Management of FOG is essential to ensuring the operation of the sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems is both efficient and effective, while also serving to protect public health and safeguard the environment.
FOG is derived from animal and plant sources. Although it can also originate from mineral and petroleum-based sources, only animal and plant-based FOG, generated as a by-product of handling and preparing food for consumption, and the issues associated with them are addressed here.
FOG discharged into the plumbing drainage system of a Food Service Establishment (FSE) or a residence creates the same set of problems as it does in the public sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems. FOG particles cling to the inside of sewer pipe walls, accumulating over time, causing;
These problems reduce the efficiency of and increase the operation and maintenance costs of both private and public sanitary sewer systems.
Food Service Establishments, or FSE’s, are typically any non-residential facility engaged in handling and preparing food for consumption such as, but not limited to, restaurants, hospitals, and schools.
Remember: You are the most effective method for keeping FOG out of the drains… by never letting it in.
FOG Management Policyand Presentation
The FOG Management Program is a work in progress. More content is currently being developed and will be available in the future. If you need more information, please contact:
Michael McMurryOffice: (615) 848-3225Fax: (615) 895-1241