Sewer System Management Program
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behalf of the City of Orlando, we want to take this opportunity to
introduce to you the Grease Management Program.
you may know, one of the remaining major point sources of pollution is
overflows from the sanitary sewer system. In most cases, these
overflows are preventable. In response to the mandate from the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP) initiated a statewide program to prevent
sewer system overflows, which can contaminate stormwater systems, lakes
and other surface waters, and pose public health problems. The
primary cause of sewer system overflows is the discharge of excessive
amounts of oils & greases to the wastewater system. Oil &
grease creates clogs in the collection system and forms layers in lift
stations which renders the float system inoperable.
facilitate your participation in the program, the City has
created an online version of its Private
Sewer System Management Survey.
more detailed information on the Private Sewer System Management Program
please review this excerpt from the City
Additionally you can view system requirements mandated by this
program in the Private
Sewer System Requirements documentation. For recommendations
on maintenance of private sewer systems please review our Private
Sewer Maintenance Tips Sheet.
you should have any questions concerning the Private Sewer System
Management Program or need assistance completing the User
Information Survey, please feel free to contact the Environmental
Control Section at (407)
246-2664. Your cooperation and assistance with this program is
this form, please contact the City of Orlando's Wastewater Division at