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Information & Resources for Food Service Establishments (FSE)

The buildup of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in sewer pipelines can cause clogs in commercial plumbing and block sewer lines that may lead to:

  • Clogged toilets and drains in facilities
  • Raw sewage backup into buildings causing expensive clean up and repair
  • Higher sewer bills
  • Health risks from exposure to untreated sewage
  • Potential health code violations (possible restaurant closure)
  • Strong odors entering businesses

FOG Management

The City of Bloomington Utilities Department (CBU) has developed a FOG Management Program to prevent FOG from reaching the sewer system. CBU requires the installation and proper maintenance of grease removal devices, called Grease Interceptors and Grease Traps, at all food service establishments (FSE) that discharge to CBU's sanitary sewer. All FSE's must have an approved grease trap or interceptor properly installed to treat their kitchen waste. Contact CBU to determine the type of device required for your facility.

For additional information about CBU's FOG management requirements, see Bloomington Municipal Code (BMC) ยง 10.17 and the links below.

FOG Management Resources

Grease Interceptors

Grease Traps

Rules and Regulations

For further questions contact:

Kevin White
Pretreatment Program Inspector

For after hours emergencies, please call our 24-hour switchboard at 812-339-1444.