Blame our fast food diets or restaurants’ negligence for what’s going down the drain. Whatever the cause, fats, oil, and grease (FOG) accumulation has become a pervasive problem for wastewater treatment plant collection systems. They congeal in lift stations, clogging wet wells with a foul, organic, mass that gums the works and requires extensive, expensive, and sometimes perilous, cleaning efforts.
Reliant Water Technologies understands the toll that FOG can take on a treatment plant. Jim Dartez, the company president, participated in a Q&A with Water Online to discuss the problem and a device they’ve introduced to resolve these problems in lift stations — the Wet Well Wizard.