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Fats, Oils, Grease Reduction Program

Fats, Oils, Grease Reduction Program

Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) discharged in the sewer system can disrupt the flow of wastewater, and cause harm to lift stations and the treatment plant. FOG is the major contributing factor to sanitary sewer overflows  and back ups. Annually, the cost to clean FOG out of the sewer system and prevent these problems has been growing. To help protect the system, the users and the environment, and keep user costs steady, Glenbard Wastewater Authority has implemented a FOG reduction program.
The goal of this program is to reduce FOG  through education and collaboration. GWA will be working with area restaurants and other food service establishments and providing educational outreach aimed at residents to help control this pollutant at the source.  For more information about where FOG comes from, follow this link to FOG Education

Looking to the future, GWA is upgrading the treatment facility to accept FOG waste and turn it into energy, which will further help control costs for all users. For more information about this exciting project, click here Resource Recovery

Contact Information

Glenbard Wastewater Authority
945 Bemis Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
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Phone: (630) 790.1901
Fax: (630) 858.8119

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m

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