Why these facilities?

Food service facilities commonly generate fat, oil, and grease (FOG) wastes in the cooking process. Wastewater from kitchen cleaning operations typically contains FOG wastes. FOG wastes can build up in the sewer system, and result in partial or total blockage of the sewer. Blockage can result in sewer backups and overflows. 

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1. Who Needs a Waste Discharge Permit?
2. Why these facilities?
3. Why a permit?
4. What does the permit cover?
5. How do I know if I need to install or upgrade a pretreatment system?
6. When can I anticipate an inspection?
7. Doesn’t the county health department already inspect for compliance with sewer discharge requirements?
8. Will the permit change the way inspection and enforcement is conducted?
9. What are the penalties for noncompliance?
10. Is the sewer permit program new?
11. Are there fees associated with the permit?
12. How do I apply for the permit?
13. Who do I talk to for information and assistance with this program?