Grease Ordinance

Officials in one eastern Kentucky city are enforcing an ordinance dealing with restaurant grease.

Harlan's wastewater manager says the grease is clogging up their water treatment process.

The city is requiring all eating establishments to have a device that prevents grease from going into the sewer.

The city will do random inspections, and if businesses don't comply, they will cut off their sewer service.


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  • by Randy Location: Martin on Jan 23, 2009 at 05:10 PM
    The only problem with grease coverted to diesel is that it turns to jell a lot quicker in cold weather than regular diesel if they can fix that then it would be a great ideal.
  • by Don Location: London on Jan 22, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    This would be an excellent opportunity for someone to set up one of those machines that converts grease to diesel fuel.Perhaps one of the mines in the area should look in to this.
  • by James Location: East Main Harlan on Jan 22, 2009 at 12:04 AM
    Good Lord what about all that brown stuff clogging the pipes from straight sewer lines that go directly into the creek. Seems they got their priorities crapped up.
  • by Paul on Jan 21, 2009 at 07:31 PM
    it clogged my arteries now my water pipes

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