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Fine Particle Strainer approved by Orange County Florida Environmental Compliance Department

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Orange County Utilities Department Notice of Device Approval for Customers Discharging to the Orange County Sanitary Sewer System



Please be advised that the Fine Particle Strainer device supplied by EnviroLogik and Environmental Biotech has been evaluated and approved for use by commercial customers discharging to the Orange County Utilities Department sanitary sewer system. This approval also applies for the use of the device by customers participating in the County's Oil and Grease Prevention Program and Environmental Surcharge Program. To clarify, Environmental Biotech's Fine Particle Strainer device was approved for use to treat commercial sink and dishwasher drain lines that discharge to grease interceptor and/or grease trap devices and does not forgo the requirement to provide adequate grease interceptor/trap treatment when these devices are required, per Orange County and Florida Plumbing Codes.



Orange County appreciates your firm's commitment to providing pollution prevention alternatives to minimize the discharge of pollutants to the County's sanitary sewer systems. If you or your customers have any questions related to the County's approval of the device, please call me at (407)254-7710.



Section Manager, Environmental Compliance
ORANGE COUNTY UTILITIES

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