Fats, Oils, and Grease


Fats, oils, and grease, also known as FOG,  come from both homes and businesses and are the main causes of expensive and messy sanitary sewer overflows.  The North Charleston Sewer District's FOG Program helps residents and businesses reduce the amount of FOG and other dangerous items, like wet wipes, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products going down the drain.

Help us 'Cease the Grease!'

Contact Information

Sarah Mason, FOG Program Manager  843.764.3072  sarah.mason@ncsd.sc.gov

Kelly Singer, Industrial Pretreatment Supervisor  843.764.3072  kelly.singer@ncsd.sc.gov

Darnell Collins, Pretreatment Inspector  843.764.3072  darnell.collins@ncsd.sc.gov

Residential Customers

Many of us don't think about what goes down our drains and how it can impact our home, community, and environment, but by taking a few minutes to become familiar with sewer-safe practices, we can all save time, money, and our health.

Here is a great link with items that should never go down the drain:  https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/things-you-should-never-put-down-the-drain.php

Food Service Establishments (FSEs)

Food service establishments are regulated under the District's Grease Trap Program.  FSEs are required to clean their grease traps at a minimum of every 3 months unless required to clean more often by an Inspector, keep all maintainance logs on-site, and maintain and follow Best Management Practices to avoid FOG in the sewers.  Please find required forms and helpful information below:

 Grease Trap Application

 Please fill out this application if you are building, renovating, or changing the operations of a food service establishment.

 New Customer Form

 Please fill out this form if you are a new FSE or an existing FSE with billing changes.

 Best Management Practices (BMP) Form

 Please complete this BMP form and provide a copy to the District, as well as a copy to keep on-site at your FSE.  All employees must be trained on your Best Management Practices.

 Self-Inspection Log

 Feel free to use this self-inspection template, or create one of your own.  Inspections must be logged and kept on-site at the FSE for inspector evaluation.

 Cleaning Log

 Feel free to use this cleaning log template, or create one of your own.  Interceptor cleaning must be logged and kept on-site at the FSE for inspector evaluation.

 1,000 Gallon Interceptor Standards

 NCSD Standard detail for an in-ground 1,000 Gal. grease interceptor.

 1,500 Gallon Interceptor Standards

 NCSD Standard detail for an in-ground 1,500 Gal. grease interceptor.

 Under-the-Counter Interceptor

 Standard sketch of the typical 'under-counter' interceptor.  These will vary by brand.

 Model BMPs for Restaurant Training

 Example Best Management Practices to be implemented in FSEs.  These may be copied or reproduced for any restaurant training purposes.



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