They are required for all non residential food preparation or dining facilities. To date, there are over 520 active Interceptors in our service area.
Generally not as they cannot be maintained, repaired, and inspected as easily as exterior units. They are also not practical to keep fats, oils, and greases from entering floor drains, floor and hand sinks. SUA will only consider approving them for specific installations under extremely limited circumstances.
Generally not if installed as part of the original construction. Grease Interceptors systems consist of one or more underground precast concrete tanks (generally less than $2,000 each), connecting piping, and the contractor's installation costs. Retrofitting an existing tenant space is more expensive due to parking lot restoration costs and working around existing utilities and other obstacles. Costs can be much higher due to location and depth of the nearest sewer. The cost is less than the cost for SUA to unplug a blocked sewer.
All of SUA's water and sewer customers are required to adhere to SUA's Service Code. Although this Code is updated periodically, existing customers are not always required to make immediate changes to their existing facilities. Each new customer is bound by the latest Code provisions.
Visit our website to view or download SUA's Service Code (which includes the Minimum Construction Standards), project forms needed, record drawings of existing facilities, etc. The first step is to submit a completed Property Questionnaire and then schedule a meeting to discuss the specific project requirements and fees. Installation plans and inspection of the construction work will be required, and the Grease Interceptor will need to be maintained in proper working condition. SUA's Engineering Department personnel are available at 561.627.2900 to answer specific questions about the process and procedures.