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Carmel Grease Trap Policy
All Fats, Oils, and Grease producing facilities must:
(A) obtain an on-Residential Sewer Usage Permit from the City.
(B) provide FOG equipment that is approved by the Utility Director and in compliance with this Ordinance.
(C) size and configure FOG equipment per common engineering standards and plumbing codes for such devices to prevent excessive discharge of FOG.
(D) have FOG Equipment adequately installed per the current Plumbing Codes and in accordance with Carmel’s Ordinance.
(E) locate FOG Equipment in areas where maintenance and inspections can be easily performed.
(F) have FOG Equipment inspected by the Utility Director before the operation
(G) modify their current plumbing to prevent the introduction of FOG into the sewer if the facility does not have plumbing connections to FOG equipment.
(H) install, operate and maintain the FOG equipment by the manufacturer’s recommendations, as directed by the City’s FOG Control & Pretreatment Program, and in compliance with this Ordinance
(I) install, operate and maintain FOG equipment at the User’s expense
(J) assume all responsibility in the sizing, plumbing configuration, and items connected or discharged by the FOG equipment
(K) notify the Utility Director before the installation, removal, or modification of any FOG equipment and associated plumbing
What is a grease trap?
A grease trap is a receptacle into which wastewater containing FOG flows through before entering a drainage system. The receptacle is designed to intercept or “trap” the FOG while allowing clear water to escape.
When should I clean my grease trap?
A good rule of thumb for any cleaning schedule is every one to three months. However, in order to determine if it should be one or three, you will need to follow the 1/4th rule. This rule states that once 1/4th of your grease trap has been filled with fats, oils, grease, and solids (FOGS) it is time for a pump out.
How does SwiftQuote help?
You can create quote requests for individual service providers or all providers in their area. Providers are invited to offer quotes for work and can message you directly through the app to understand the job specifics.
When you are ready simply select your preferred provider and schedule the service. Upon job completion, the provider uploads service details to SwiftQuote, and you can either pay online via credit card or offline directly to the provider.
What does it cost?
SwiftQuote is a free service for businesses. The only thing you pay for is your service booked through the platform.
Are SwiftQuote pump-outs reported to my regulator?
Yes! When jobs are completed through SwiftQuote, the work order or pumping manifest is automatically submitted to Carmel’s city database through SwiftComply’s compliance software.
Grease Trap Management Best Practices
With everything that goes into managing an FSE, it can be easy to overlook grease trap maintenance. However, it can quickly become your most significant problems unless you plan accordingly.