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Click here to provide public comment for the April 8, 2020, Sarasota County Commission meeting.

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Sarasota County is committed to providing safe, cost-effective wastewater service to commercial and residential customers within our service area. We are equally dedicated to operating our wastewater system in an environmentally responsible manner.

As of Jan. 1, 2020, all regulated businesses are required to operate effective grease traps and interceptors and to pay program fees to support initiatives such as grease trap/interceptor inspections. The goal is to prevent sanitary sewer blockages and overflows that adversely impact public health and the environment.

Newly proposed or constructed, or existing facilities that will be expanded or renovated, must install, operate and maintain a grease interceptor or grease trap according to the requirements of the Florida Building Code.

Any regulated establishments operating within the county prior to Jan. 1, 2020, may maintain existing grease interceptors or grease traps if they are in efficient operating condition.

What is FOG, and why is it a problem?
Businesses regulated by the FOG Ordinance
Regulated facility requirements
Information about grease traps and interceptors
Best management practices
Requirements for licensed grease haulers