• to protect pipe-work, treatment plants and pump stations from oil/grease contamination.
  • to conform with requests from environmental agencies.
  • with the advent of new regulatory authorities, the discharge from commercial premises is now coming under scrutiny, if blockages are caused in main sewers the culprit or perceived offender will be charged for resulting costs. A well maintained grease trap would ensure that the premises, landlord or tenant is not held responsible.
  • it is an offence to discharge oil into the public sewers.
  • heavy fines are levied on anyone polluting surface water or ground water courses.