Grease Trap and Grease Interceptor Standards

Oil or grease can create major, expensive clogs if discharged into our sewer system. That’s why GAUD has strict Grease Trap & Interceptor Standards and penalties for non-compliance.

All food service establishments are required to submit a Grease Trap/Interceptor Application to the District. This includes (but is not limited to) bakeries, restaurants, motels, hotels, cafeterias, hospitals, schools, bars, fish markets, coffee shops—virtually any establishment required to have a State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ food service license.

We are revising our standards for location, design, installation, construction, operation and maintenance of new and existing grease traps and interceptors so as to comply with applicable Federal, State and local discharge standards.

Failure to comply with these Standards shall be considered violation of applicable sections of the District’s existing Sewer Use Ordinance and consequently, subject to applicable penalties and/or denial or discontinuance of water and/or sewer service. For a copy of the draft Grease Trap/Interceptor Standards, click here.