Fats, Oils & Grease

The City of Springfield has implemented a Fat, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Management plan. This program will apply to Food Service Establishments that discharge wastewater into the City of Springfield wastewater collection system, and will involve permitting and inspecting these facilities.
Purpose & Intent
The purpose of this program is to provide the implementation of a fat, oil, and grease (FOG) management program providing protection for the City wastewater collection and treatment systems, equipment, and staff. The objective of the FOG management program includes, but is not limited to:
  • The minimization of the introduction of and/or removal of FOG and other soluble material associated with food preparation discharged to the city wastewater collection system.
  • Provide effective means of interception and removal of FOG and associated soluble material through proven effective FOG interceptors and Grease Recovery Units.
    • The program shall apply only to commercial food preparation establishments connected to the City wastewater collection system.
The program shall also apply to any commercial facility where the City of Springfield wastewater collection system is available and reasonably accessible, whether connected to the wastewater collection system or not.
Compliance & Enforcement
Thorough periodic inspections of grease control equipment by checking the structural state of grease traps.
Record checks of an inside grease interceptor with licensed haulers to establish compliance of the Springfield wastewater code.
Inspections of the sampling manhole to regulate effluent wastewater discharge of the food service establishments.