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As a user of the Beckley Sanitary Board (BSB) Public Owned Treatment Works (POTW), your use of the POTW is governed by the Beckley Sanitary Board Sewer Use Ordinance and all Beckley Sanitary Board Policies derived thereof. As a Food Service Establishment, it has been determined that your operations have the potential to contribute fat, oil, and grease to your wastewater discharge. BSB Sewer Use Ordinance and Policies stipulate your business must furnish and maintain an appropriately sized and properly maintained grease interceptor device and institute operational Best Management Practices (BPMs) prior to discharging any waste stream into the system.

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) cause serious problems in the sewer system. FOG sticks to the walls of the pipes when put down the drain. Over time, FOG can restrict the flow in a pipe until a sewer stoppage or overflow occurs. Stoppages and overflows can create smelly, dirty messes — possibly damaging your business, property, profits, as well as the environment.

To prevent grease problems in public sewer lines and wastewater treatment facilities, the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Beckley have promulgated regulations governing grease abatement, principally through installation and maintenance of grease interceptors and enforcement of the various regulations.

Excessive amounts of grease cause various problems in the wastewater collection system (sewer and pumping systems), as well as in the wastewater treatment plant.


Grease accumulates in sewer lines, manholes and other similar structures, which restricts the flow of wastewater and results in sewer blockages.


In the wastewater pump stations (called “lift stations”), grease causes buildup in the wetwell, reducing its holding capacity, and can cause float switches to malfunction.


Grease buildup in your building’s plumbing and sewer lines can also cause sewer backups and other related problems.


Grease buildup occurs in wastewater treatment plant channels and tanks, fouls pumps and metering devices, and can ultimately end up in the receiving stream, thereby violating Federal and State water quality standards.

Licensed Grease Haulers

The licensed Grease Haulers listed below are listed strictly for your reference purposes and in no way should be considered as an endorsement by the City or the aforementioned Sanitation Districts and their contributing agencies of the services the listed haulers...

Food Service Establishment FOG Best Management Practices

Information about grease collection, disposal, and recycling

Grease Interceptor Maintenance

INTRODUCTION Grease interceptor maintenance is required to keep fats, oils and grease (FOG) from entering the sewer system and causing overflows. A grease interceptor is an outdoor, in-ground device that removes FOG from wastewater before it enters the sewer....

Requirements for New and Remodeled Food Service Establishments

Protect your property as well as your profit with this handy list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Selecting A Grease Hauler

Tips on selecting an established, reputable company to dispose of or recycle your restaurants FOG.

Grease Removal Devices


Grease removal devices separate fats, oils and grease (FOG) from wastewater before the water enters the sewer. There are large outdoor grease interceptors and smaller indoor grease traps.


Manual Indoor Grease Trap - Once Per Week

Manual Indoor Grease Trap - Once Per Week

Automatic Indoor Grease Trap - Once Per Day

Automatic Indoor Grease Trap - Once Per Day

Beckley Sanitary Board - Outdoor Grease Interceptor Diagram

Outdoor Grease Interceptor


Learn where your grease removal device is located in order to ensure proper maintenance and usage. Proper maintenance of grease interceptors and grease traps prevents FOG from going down the drain, clogging pipes, and potentially causing a sewer backup. Grease removal devices are approved by the Beckley Sanitary Board.

Grease Removal Device Manufacturers

*Note: The grease removal device manufacturers listed below are strictly for reference purposes. The listing is in no way to be considered as an endorsement of their services and/or compliance record. Areo Power Unitized Fueler Inc. 103 Smithtown Blvd. Smithtown, NY...

Grease Trap Maintenance

Grease traps require frequent maintenance in order to remove fats, oils and grease (FOG) from wastewater before it enters the sewer. Grease traps are generally under the sink, but can be found in the floor. There are two types of grease traps: manual and automatic....

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