Home button Contact button
Home Live Work Play

F.O.G. (fats, oils and grease) Management Program

The City of Sarnia’s Sewer Use By-law Number 4 of 1993 prohibits the discharge of sewage containing more than 100 mg/L of fats, oils and grease of animal or vegetable origin. However, despite this regulation, grease accumulation in the sanitary sewer collection system remains a problem.  The City is introducing a F.O.G. program as a solution to begin to rectify this problem.

The F.O.G. Management Program is an educational tool, which includes the distribution of an introduction letter and a grease trap/grease interceptor survey to all restaurants and food handling facilities. This letter identifies the need for the program and requests the owner’s cooperation in completion of the survey attached.  This survey will educate and assist the property owners by identifying the need for installation and continual maintenance of their grease traps/grease interceptors, as well as proper handling and disposal methods for their fats, oils, and grease.  After the surveys are completed and submitted to the City, the City will work with these facilities to identify possible problems and help by promoting and supporting solutions. 

The program will also focus on helping homeowners establish preventative practices for sewer blockage issues when dealing with fats, oils and grease.

What is PDF? PDF stands for Portable Document Format and is a way of distributing documents over networks while ensuring they always print the same. To view PDF files, you need either the Foxit Reader or Adobe Reader

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, April 11, 2016 10:25 AM

Printer Friendly Version


A few showers with thunderstorms ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Risk of severe thunderstorms early this evening. Wind south 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 this evening then becoming light after midnight. Low 10.

Current Conditions



For more information and forecasts, please visit Environment Canada


255 North Christina Street,
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
PH#: 519-332-0330
TTY# : 519-332-2664