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How to effectively avoid new water law change fines

A commercial kitchen without effective means of grease removal will now contravene UK water regulations.

You may have read of the many fines issued across Thames Valley in the past 12 months or watched the recent Channel 4 or Sky documentaries about fatbergs and issues facing the UK’s sewers, but are you aware of the changes needed to be made in commercial kitchens to stop these occurring? If you are worried about how the changes may affect you, please call one of our team on 01934 813686.

The change affects the UK Water Industry Act 1991 and the relevant section is S111(1) which states “… no person shall throw or empty any matter likely to injure the sewer or drain, to interfere with the free flow of its contents.”

This is fairly broad in catchment and covers many things not just grease. The act also allows water companies to claim compensation from the offending company if it can be found and traced that they were responsible for the grease blocking incident. Fines and imprisonment are also possible.

* The Food Safety Act 1990 means that if local authorities inspect organisations and there are found to be problems resulting from poor grease management, action can be taken.

*Under the Environmental Protection Act 1991 a duty of care is placed on a company to dispose of waste carefully. This includes fats, cooking oils and thus grease. The act also creates a “statutory nuisance” meaning if there are complaints smells, blockages the local authority have the power to serve an abatement order to stop this, which if not complied with can result in prosecution. 

We have been working with Greasepak to ensure our customers are safe from any potential fines by installing their unique drain maintenance system. GreasePak’s formula makes it the most powerful product on the market. Easy to install and maintain, GreasePak is a biological drain maintenance system designed to work with GreasePak MSGD5 fluid, a highly concentrated active bio-enzymatic fluid specially formulated to degrade (FOG’s) fats, oils and greases found in commercial kitchen drains. GreasePaK is cost effective and can be used either with a grease trap or as a standalone drain maintenance system to help food service operators to meet regulations and maintain clear, free-flowing drains.

If you would like to know more about how the we can install your Greasepak and provide the solution for your safe drainage, call our team on 01934 813686 or email brenton@iandanceservices.com

 

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