Food Service & Restaurant Resources

Due to the nature of their business, food service establishments and restaurants have requirements relating to wastewater disposal and treatment. Some of the key regulations, forms, and important information related to MSD's food service customers are available below.

Fats, oils, and grease (known as FOG) can collect in the sewer system and create blockages. These blockages lead to sewer overflows and backups of sewage in basements and homes, as well as damaged sewer pipes. MSD's Industrial Waste section helps prevent this from happening, both through preventative measures and increased maintenance.

The Industrial Waste section currently requires Food Service Operations (FSO) in Hamilton County to register with MSD. FSO registration provides valuable information that will improve the level of service MSD provides to its users. This registration program can help prevent health and safety impacts, as well as property damage caused by FOG-related overflows/backups.

If you have questions concerning MSD’s Pretreatment Program for food service and other commercial/industrial users, please contact MSD's Industrial Waste section at (513) 557-7000. Our professional staff will be glad to assist you in determining whether your company is covered by these regulations, as well as answer your questions on the subject of industrial wastewater processing and disposal.

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