WA Training | Fats, Oils, and Grease

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Date and Time: 7-23-2024 @ 10:00 AM (PDT) to 7-23-2024 @ 03:00 PM (PDT)
Location: 731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Location: Fremont Library, Seattle, WA; 731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Description: Don’t get lost in the FOG! Join the EFC Network for this training on Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) prevention. FOG is a major problem in sewer systems today and must be addressed with a multi-pronged approach to protect your sewer system, public health, and the environment. This training is designed to help communities develop a FOG prevention program, grow their current programs, and develop outreach materials to the community to minimize the impact of excessive FOG on the sewer system.

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of FOG and its impact on the sewer system
  • Learn the components and regulations of a successful FOG prevention program
  • Develop a FOG ordinance using SWEFC’s template and guide
  • Assess your community’s capacity for a FOG program
  • Train on monitoring and enforcing FOG prevention programs
  • Understand the impact of domestic FOG producers and requirements for FSEs and grease interceptor cleaners
  • Learn about FOG prevention outreach strategies

Trainer: AJ Barney, Research Engineer, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

CEUs: This training is approved for 0.4 CEUs for wastewater operators by the State of Washington Department of Ecology. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving wastewater systems


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Venue Name - Fremont Branch- The Seattle Public Library

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