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EnviroLogik OFFERS FOG SUMMIT TO WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS AND LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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.


About EnviroLogik


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.


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FOG in the News

  • “When fats, oils, and grease are poured or flushed down your sinks, drains, or toilets they enter the sewer system where they cool, harden and stick to the inner walls of sewer pipes. Over time, as more fats, oils, and grease are added to the system, these sewer blockages build-up and harden until they completely plug the pipes. The hardness of the blockages makes them very difficult and costly to clean out.”
    - Niagara Falls City Hall website, 2019
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  • “Presence of fat, oil, and grease (FOG) in wastewater is an ever-growing concern to municipalities and solid-waste facility operators. FOG enters the sewer system from restaurants, residences, and industrial food facilities. Its release into the sewer system results in a continuous build-up that causes eventual blockage of sewer pipes.”
    - ‘Problems and Control of Fat, Oil and Grease”, ResearchGate, July 2014
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  • “…other cities have stricter ordinances that prevent restaurants from sending fatty oils and grease down the drain.”
    - Butte-Silver Bow, May 2017
  • “The fats, oil and grease (FOG) found in food ingredients such as meat, cooking oil, shortening, butter, margarine, baked goods, sauces and dairy products is a major concern for New York City’s sewers. When not disposed of properly, FOG builds up in the sewer system constricting flow, which can cause sewer back-ups into homes and overflow discharges onto streets. It can also interfere with sewage treatment processes at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants.”
    - NYC.gov Environmental Protection Newsletter, 2019
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  • “Presence of fat, oil, and grease (FOG) in wastewater is an ever-growing concern to municipalities and solid-waste facility operators. FOG enters the sewer system from restaurants, residences, and industrial food facilities. Its release into the sewer system results in a continuous build-up that causes eventual blockage of sewer pipes.”
    - ‘Problems, Control and Treatment of FOG: A review’, National Institute of Health, July 2014
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  • “Our trials at four separate McDonalds sites from April to June 2005 proves that Environmental Biotech’s Grease Eradication System can make considerable cost-savings. In fact, McDonalds saved over £15,000 (US$ 29,000) through the reduction of reactive call-outs throughout the trials.”
    - John Benton, Maleon public health engineering department, August 2006
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  • “Wamplers Chicken processes over 160,000 birds per day. This generates approximately 650,000 gpd of wastewater. The treatment system consists of rotary drum screens, gravity separation, ozonization,and two 4 million gallon aerobig ponds...”
    - Wamplers Chicken, Charlotte, NC
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