Welcome to the York Sewer District's Commercial FOG Program

This is an informational page for our Commercial Customers. Please continue below to find links to our Rules & Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions, and Best Management Practices.

One of the greatest challenges to successful operation of our community’s sewers is improper disposal of Fats, Oil, and Grease — we call it FOG. When dumped or washed down the drain, they cause blockages in the sewer and create overflows of raw sewage into our waters. Not only are blockages bad for water quality, but they can result in additional charges beyond your sewer rates (extra cleaning, emergency response, violations, etc.). FOG can also cause backups in your plumbing.

Rules & Regulations

The York Sewer District has recently updated its sewer use regulations to better protect our waterways and beaches. These new regulations may require you to modify your facility’s operations.

frequently asked questions

Have burning questions like; What is a Grease Trap or a Grease Interceptor? Do I need one? Do I have one, already? Do they need to be cleaned? How will the YSD know I do maintain it? What if I don’t take care of my trap or interceptor? Follow the link below for answers.

best management practices

Are you and your employees correctly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG)? If not, it could cost your business large sums of money, as well as harm York’s environment. When allowed to go down the drain, fats, oils, and grease cause sewer backups and overflows. Click HERE for a link to some best management practices to help protect your business and our environment.

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