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Sewer Department

Managing Fats, Oils, and Grease in Wastewater

It is the duty of the City of Buford Public Service Department to meet the conditions set forth in it's Georgia Division of Water Quality issued Collection System permit. 

One facet of that duty is preventing introduction of excessive oil and grease waste into the City's sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant. Excessive oil and grease wastes have the potential for creating hazardous conditions in the wastewater collection system, treatment plant NPDES violations, increased treatment costs, regulatory fines, and other costs for the City. Managing Fats Oils And Grease In Wastewater

The Oil and Grease Removal policy is designed to implement and enforce the oil and grease discharge rules of the Sewer Use Ordinance Article V, Section (5), and the requirements set forth in Condition 1 (4) of the Comprehensive Collection System Permits required by House Bill 1160. Oil Grease Policy  Grease Trap Sampling Point.pdf

For Managing Fats, Oils, and Grease in Wastewater

Be A Solution To Water Pollution

1. Have your septic system inspected and pumped at least once every three to five years. Septic tanks can be cleaned by cleaning firms permitted by the Gwinnett County Health Department. This type of work should only be done by experienced professionals who will pump the entire contents of the tank into a tank truck and then dispose of the contents in an approved, sanitary manner. Contact the Health Department for additional information.  Septic Tank Brochure

2. Never dump anything down a storm drain or a drainage ditch.

3. Recycle motor oil and other vehicle fluids.

4. Throw litter in its place.

5. Clean up after your pet.

6. Compost yard clippings.

7. Wash your vehicle on your lawn rather than on pavement.

8. Tell a friend or neighbor about how to prevent pollution and get involved in your community.

Forms And Applications

Application For A Pretreatment Permit 

Please contact Customer Service at the City of Buford (678-889-4600) with questions concerning the Sewer Department.