EnviroLogik OFFERS FOG SUMMIT TO WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS AND LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY
BRADENTON, FL – Clogged sewers are causing environmental damage and high costs for private business, government and the public. Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) clog the sewers and cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO’s), which occur when raw, untreated sewage spills out onto streets, lawns and into public waterways. In fact, SSO’s cause more water pollution than any other source. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 40%-70% of SSOs are caused by food grease. The primary source of this problem: restaurants and other food service facilities. The solution: a liaison between restaurants and municipal regulators, such as EnviroLogik.
Understanding the Problems - EnviroLogik offers a seminar called “The FOG Control Summit” to provide information on FOG for wastewater professionals and businesspeople to enable them to better understand the dynamics, issues, technology, and management of the rapidly growing FOG problem that is affecting much of the world’s sewer system. EnviroLogik staff members and local franchisees present regional “FOG Summits” to inform municipal employees and supervisors along with local food and beverage operators and other businesspeople. These “FOG Summits” are generally a great success, with strong attendance in each market.
Engineering for FOG-laden waste streams has not been addressed in the traditional engineering curriculum in the United States. As a result, there is a widespread variance of opinions on engineering, maintenance, and governance concerning FOG matters. During the seminar, attendees will learn basic chemical and physical characteristics of FOG, pretreatment technologies, design and engineering for separation technology, maintenance issues, inspection protocols, Best Management Practices, and governance. Because FOG interference in the nation’s sewer system is blamed for a majority of sewer spills endangering our environment, the program ends with a section devoted to governance and codification. This powerful topic offers information valuable in today’s environment of major sewer-spill abatement initiatives.
EnviroLogik and parent company Environmental Biotech offer comprehensive drain system management and odor control products and services to thousands of clients throughout the United States and many foreign countries through a network of local franchisees and service centers.