Many small community Public Works personnel recognize that the community has a fats, oils and grease (FOG) problem. Often this is evidenced by an increase in odor complaints, an increase in nuisance back-ups and overflows, or an increase in line maintenance. The term, "Friday Hotspots" or similar are used to describe areas that are known to be problematic for maintenance crews who don't want to lose a weekend dealing with a backup or overflow.
How can you quantify the damage caused by FOG? How can you quantify the cost of FOG-related collection system and treatment plant maintenance? How can you quantify the extra cost to treat excess FOG at the wastewater treatment plant?
The information covered in this presentation answers these questions and provides guidance to anyone who needs help to justify developing or mantaining a FOG discharge management program.