Collection Systems
FOG Task Force

Fats, oils and Grease in a panFats, oils and grease, more commonly known as FOG, currently represents one of the largest problems for wastewater utilities and their customers.  Many communities are facing challenges associated with managing FOG discharges, the impacts they have on collection and treatment system, educating sewer users on the impacts of FOG, and overcoming political hurdles associated with instituting local regulatory compliance and enforcement of FOG discharges.

The NEWEA Collection Systems Committee is studying the effects of FOG on collection system operations in order to produce a white paper so that stakeholders can review for a clear understanding of this issue.  To this end, the committee will be releasing two surveys in the coming months.

Thank you to those that participated in the first survey. The second survey is now available.

The Task Force has also developed a white paper on FOG.

Contact Info

Charlie Gore, Chair
Phone: (978) 794-0534

Patrick Antle, Vice Chair
Phone: (617) 440-3049