A new association has been launched to lead the fightback against the UK’s ‘biggest’ sewage challenge – the proliferation of monster fatbergs clogging urban systems.
The Grease Contractors Association (GCA) will focus on the sizing, installation and maintenance of kitchen grease traps with restraurants a particular target.
Co-chairman Edward Palin [pictured] said: “The arrival of monster fatbergs has put grease on the agenda as people can see the damage they cause and the costs to clear them.
“What is not clear to restaurant operators is how to correctly size and maintain grease traps to satisfy the water utilities and regulations.”
The more contractors we have working to high standards, the more effective UK grease management will be
Edward Palin, co-chairman, Grease Contractors Association
He added that the problem was compounded by the fact that there was a lack of uniformity in the approach to grease disposal, with a need to establish a consistent approach.
Administered by the organisation British Water, the GCA has been developed over three years by seven of the leading grease trap operators. All members will be audited by British Water to ensure they are compliant with the assoication’s rules.
Said Palin: “The more contractors we have working to the high standards that have been set, the more effective the UK’s grease management equipment will be.”