Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program
Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities' Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Ordinance was adopted in 2009 marking the beginning of the FOG Program. The FOG Program is designed to provide you with the proper tools and knowledge to prevent sanitary sewer pipe blockages that cause backups and sanitary sewer overflows.
There are a number of ways you can help reduce the amount of FOG entering the sanitary sewer system. Simply follow these best management practices
in the kitchen to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease. By doing so, you will help preserve the environment, our economy, and our health.
Atención: Inspectores de cumplimiento del programa mantecas, aceites y grasa están realizando inspecciones formales de las instalaciones cada año. Para satisfacer el cumplimiento de requisites, por favor revisar Cumplimiento con el Programa de Mantecas, Aceites, y Grasas
y compartir la información con sus empleados.
Food Service Establishments (FSE):
FOG Program Compliance Inspectors are conducting formal annual inspections of facilities. To help you meet the compliance requirements, please review the Compliance Guide for Food Service Establishments.
Section 28-76 (d) of the FOG Ordinance requires that each FSE has at least one FOG Certified Employee. The FOG certified employee training is free and available online.
Flow Control Device
A common missing component of the grease control device is the flow control. All under-sink, in-floor and exterior under 500 gallon grease control devices require a properly vented flow control device to preform properly as per the manufacturer. If you do not have a grease control device, please click here and complete the form.