Forest Grease & Commercial leads Des Moines in commercial and industrial wastewater treatment solutions helping Des Moines Metro area food service establishments comply with the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Ordinance.
In 2006, the Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) implemented the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Ordinance to help decrease the number of grease-related sewer blockages, backups, and sanitary sewer overflows. Sanitary sewer overflows and sewer blockages cause a direct threat to human health and the environment by causing sanitary sewer water to backup into home basements and businesses and overflow into the streets which drain into our lakes, rivers, and streams.
The ordinance requires FOG to be captured and controlled at the source (i.e. by the waste generator) using best management practices in the food service establishment, by installing grease interceptors to capture the FOG and waste food solids, and by working with certified grease haulers to maintain and clean the grease interceptors on a routine basis.
A wide range of business types, institutions and organizations serving as food service establishments such as these seek the experience and expertise Forest Grease Service has to offer.