The City of Monterey is mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR’s) to prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO’s) originating from food serving establishments. Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) is a primary contributor to SSO’s, and therefore should be managed using grease traps and interceptors to prevent adverse effects on sewer lines.

The City adopted a fee waiver for restaurants in 2007 to offset City costs for maintaining clear sewer lines in light of businesses that do not have grease pretreatment equipment sized according to the Monterey One Water grease interceptor sizing matrix.

Stop the Clog

Tricia Wotan
Environmental Reg. Manager

Kevin Anderson
Environmental Reg. Analyst

Engineering Office
580 Pacific Street, Room 7
Voice: (831) 646-3921
Fax: (831) 646-3405

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm