What happens to Users that do not comply with the OGMP?

If the interceptors or the separators are not being properly maintained and/or a facility does not have the correct documentation on site, the violation will be documented and enforcement action will be initiated. The facility will have five (5) business days to complete maintenance or repairs from notice of violation or non-compliance. Failure to complete maintenance, non-compliance orders will result in fines and/or termination of water and sewer services. Those receiving repeat or multiple violations in the same visit may be placed on the Surcharge Program.

Facilities that are assigned to the surcharge program will be sampled monthly at the expense of the owner. The sample will be tested for BOD, TSS, and Oils & Grease. The results of the sample analysis will then be used to calculate a surcharge fee. This fee is based on the facilities potable water usage (in million gallons) for the month, times the mg/L value of each parameter (pollutants) tested for, minus the allowable mg/L limit of each parameter, times 8.34 (the conversion factor to give pounds of pollutant per gallon), times the surcharge factor (how much it costs us to treat one pound of the pollutant), this then equals the surcharge for abnormally high strength wastes. Charges will be added to the Apopka Utility Bill.

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1. What is a grease trap?
2. What is required of Non-residential Sewer Users?
3. What are oil and grease interceptors and oil and water separators?
4. When should these units be emptied?
5. How does the Oil and Grease Management Program work?
6. What happens to Users that do not comply with the OGMP?
7. Who do I contact with other questions about grease management?