Hello Blog Readers, BOURBON STREET SURPRISE   Lumps of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the storm drains was discovered during work on the very busy Bourbon Street after a bad smell was reported.  Workers found that some restaurants had access to the storm drains and the foul smell was from the FOG waste collecting


Hello Blog Readers, GREASE TRAPS AND FATBERGS Water companies regularly carry out CCTV surveys and some very strange objects have been discovered in pipes and sewers. No grease traps have been reported yet! A 600 pound alligator was discovered in Texas, a bicycle, half a mini cooper car and false teeth are some of the

Hello Blog Readers, REDUCING FATS, OIL AND GREASE (FOG) WASTE Over 60% of blockages found in the sewers are FOG related and highlights the importance of keeping FOG waste out of drains.  Thames Water removes 80,000 blockages from the sewers each year. Installing a grease trap is the first step in stopping FOG entering drains.

Hello Blog Readers, FOG & GREASE TRAPS Restaurants cooking with FOG producing foods should have a grease trap/grease interceptor installed.  FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease) causes major problems for pipes and drains if it is not disposed correctly.  Restaurants use more FOG producing foods than households and need to have a system in place to


Hello Blog Readers! REMOVAL OF FATBERG Water authorities have highlighted again the importance of less Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) waste entering the sewers.  Last year one water authority visited restaurants in the Oxford area and found that over 90 percent of restaurants had inadequate or no grease management system or grease traps installed.  A

Hello Blog Readers! PALM OIL FATBERG FOUND ON DUBLIN BEACH Fingal County Council has issued a warning for walkers to be on the lookout for palm oil fatbergs after they were spotted in Fingal, Dublin. Walkers have been warned to keep dogs away from the palm fatbergs as they can be dangerous and toxic to


Hello Blog Readers! WHAT’S COOKING IN QUEENS Residents in the Queens area of New York are cooking up a big problem.  The area has problems with blockages in the sewer due to large quantities of cooking oil being poured down sinks and drains.  Grease waste is responsible for around 60 percent of blockages and back-ups


Hello Blog Readers! FOG WASTE Water authorities were called to remove a fatberg in Bierton, England.  The fatberg was detected after residents experienced problems with flushing their toilets.  The problem was caused by a blockage of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the sewer.  When FOG waste accumulates it will grow into a fatberg which

Hello blog readers! GREASE TRAPS Grease traps are a common feature in restaurants and busy food outlets.  Grease traps or grease removal devices work by separating Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) from waste water.  Reducing the amount of FOG waste entering drains and sewers is important and reduces the risk of flooding, back-ups and foul


Hello Blog Readers! If you have been following our FOG blog recently then you will be aware that fatbergs are still a problem for many busy cities and the sewer systems.  Grease traps can help in the fight against fatbergs and to limit the amount of FOG waste entering the sewage system.  Toronto city has