FOG Program Requirements Under the Current State of Public Health Disaster Emergency
Water & Resource Recovery Center Manager
March 20, 2020
We understand that food service establishments will be experiencing challenges while adhering to the restaurant and bar requirements in the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. We would like to remind permittees that fats, oils, and grease (FOG) remain a health and safety concern. Food establishments that continue to offer food for carry-out, drive-thru, or off-site delivery, are expected to continue routine maintenance of grease interceptors, as well as utilize kitchen best management practices.
We understand that, due to current restrictions on sit-down dining, food establishments may experience a reduction in demand, and therefore may produce less FOG than under normal operating conditions. Reduced demand allows for adjustments to grease interceptor cleaning frequency. Food establishments requesting a change in cleaning frequency, due to reduced demand or suspension of operations, should e-mail the Water & Resource Recovery Center at email@example.com or contact us at 563-589-4176. Food establishments utilizing a certified hauler will also need to contact their hauler regarding any change in maintenance frequency.
As a reminder, the City of Dubuque FOG program requires proof of routine grease interceptor maintenance via a hauler manifest or self-cleaning manifest. Thank you for your continued cooperation under current conditions. Please contact us with any questions.