There is a 25% standard rule for determining acceptable levels of waste that accumulate in your grease trap or interceptor. This means when the trap or interceptor has accumulated waste accounting for 25% of its wetted depth, the device needs to be cleaned.

Businesses may find that preventing FOG from entering their plumbing systems and City sewers will save money by reducing plumbing related problems.

Establishments that fail to comply with the Columbus City Utilities FOG management policy by discharging FOG to the City sewers could be required to install additional grease removal equipment or may be fined for non-compliance.