Oil and Grease Permits
At the Shepherdsville Sanitary Sewer Department, we prioritize the integrity of our wastewater collection system and the well-being of our community. If your business uses or generates oils, fats, or grease, it’s crucial to adhere to our regulations to prevent potential issues and protect our environment. Here’s what you need to know about our Oil and Grease Control Program Permit.
Permit Application Requirement
All businesses that use or produce oils, fats, or grease are required to complete and submit an Oil and Grease Control Program Permit Application. This application is an essential step in ensuring that your business activities comply with our standards and contribute to the overall functionality of our sanitation system.
The requirement extends to a range of businesses, including but not limited to:
- Food manufacturing and food services industry
- Oil and lube services
- Mechanic and vehicle maintenance
Prohibition of Discharge
Oils, fats, and grease must not be discharged into the wastewater collection system. These substances pose a significant risk to the proper functioning of our system. They can lead to clogs, overflows, and bottlenecks, causing disruptions and costly clean-up efforts. Furthermore, if these prohibited materials reach our wastewater treatment plant, they have the potential to impede and damage the facility.
Preserving the Environment
By preventing the discharge of oils, fats, and grease, you play an active role in protecting our environment. Responsible practices not only ensure the longevity and efficiency of our sanitation system but also contribute to the well-being of our local water resources and ecosystems.
If you’re uncertain whether your business falls under these regulations or have questions about the Oil and Grease Control Program Permit, our team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to our dedicated staff for guidance and support.