How Do Grease Interceptors Work?
A waste interceptor is designed to allow only water to drain from the outlet, trapping pollutants such as fuels, oils and solids within the confines of the interceptor.
Often used in areas such as fuel courts, car parks, production facilities and wash down areas to prevent contaminated substances from entering the water course and polluting the environment.
Strict regulations govern such sites to ensure that they do not fall foul of the consent to discharge and other environmental regulations. These regulations include regular emptying and servicing of interceptors so that they work effectively.
The Importance of Maintenance
The environment agency advises six monthly maintenance and emptying, however if there is a large amount of rain fall or a spillage within this time further checks and maintenance should be carried out.
Poorly maintained interceptors can lead to an increased risk of flooding and contamination. It is therefore recommended that regular inspection, maintenance and cleaning of Interceptors be scheduled to ensure that the installation continues to operate efficiently and within the environment agencies regulations.