Food service establishments can do a lot to improve the quality of discharged wastewater and lower wastewater surcharges by reducing the amount of fats, oils and greases discharged to the sanitary sewer system. These are problematic pollutants that often cause expensive surcharge bills.

You can do the following to help reduce surcharges, curb pollution and prevent costly plumbing problems:

Any improvements will not be reflected in your surcharge bills until the next time your wastewater is re-sampled and your surcharge is re-assessed.  You can request a surcharge resampling if you have taken any steps to improve your wastewater quality.