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Oil and Grease Management Assistance and Incentive Program Application

Steps

  1. 1. Oil and Grease Management Program Information
  2. 2. Eligibility of Applicants
  3. 3. Eligible Improvements, Ineligible Improvements, and Documentation Required for Reimbursement
  4. 4. Application Process
  5. 5. Oil and Grease Management Assistance and Incentive Program Application
  6. 6. Owner Authorization
  7. 7. Supporting Documentation
  • Oil and Grease Management Program Information

    1. Introduction:
      The City of Casselberry is committed to protecting the natural environment and achieving compliance with regulations related to the collection and transmission of wastewater. On July 22, 2019 the City updated its Oil and Grease Management Program via ordinance 19-1916. The objective of the update was to bolster policies that reduce the introduction of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) into the sanitary sewer system. FOG discharges have been determined as a significant cause of sewer blockages that result in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO’s). By reducing FOG in the sewer system we can aid in the prevention of SSO’s, reducing system repair and maintenance costs, and ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations to prevent overflows.
    2. City staff have identified several existing food service establishments that are not currently permitted under the oil and grease program. These businesses do not currently meet the requirements of the City’s ordinance. Installation costs for an in-ground grease interceptor can typically range from $10,000 to $30,000 (depending on the required capacity). Existing or new startup food establishments may not be able to continue or start their services if the required costs are solely theirs to assume.
    3. Recognizing the burden that the cost of these significant improvements could have on new and existing users, the City of Casselberry has established this assistance and incentive program that provides funding to encourage property owners and business operators to install an approved grease interceptor system.
    4. Assistance for existing users connected to the City’s sewer system will be funded from the Water Reclamation Account 401-0753-535.49-03. The incentive for new restaurants (excluding drive-thru establishments) will be funded from the Economic Development Account 001-0211-515.49.03.
    5. Type and Amount of Assistance / Incentive:
      New restaurants located within the City of Casselberry will be eligible for an incentive; whereas, existing users (food service establishments and restaurants) connected to the sewer system will be eligible for assistance.
    6. An eligible food service establishment and restaurant (excluding drive-thru establishments) that requires an in-ground grease interceptor system to be installed can be reimbursed, up to a maximum 50% of the total cost, including installation charges, with a maximum reimbursement of $15,000 per business and location.
    7. The reimbursement will be disbursed upon reasonable proof that a grease interceptor system, conforming to the City’s required specifications, is permitted, purchased, installed, and inspected.
    8. Acknowledgment and authorization of eligibility for assistance or incentive does not guarantee funding, as limited funds are appropriated each year by the City Commission. Reimbursements are available on a first come, first served basis.