F.O.G. Program

Jackson Energy Authority’s wastewater system is not designed to be a disposal and cannot handle fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) that gets washed down the drain. Any time dishes get rinsed/washed, floors get cleaned and equipment gets sanitized, residuals from the process can get washed down the drain of the facility and enter the wastewater system. The FOG coats and sticks to the insides of the wastewater pipes, which causes buildup. The buildup can restrict the flow of wastewater causing backups and overflows.

Grease related overflows or backups can result in raw sewage overflowing into homes, businesses, streets, yards, parks and waterways, exposing harmful disease-causing organisms. Additionally, cleanup and repairs from damage due to grease related backups create excessive maintenance costs, which could result in increased wastewater rates.



Jackson Energy Authority F.O.G. Program

All existing, proposed or newly remodeled food service facilities, restaurants, institutional or commercial kitchens inside the Jackson Energy Authority wastewater service area which are likely to discharge grease to JEA’s wastewater system are required to participate in the F.O.G. program.

Existing restaurants are given 180 days to install an approved grease interceptor at the user’s expense. This 180-day period includes a maximum of 90 days to submit plans and obtain JEA’s approval. After plans approval, the remaining time will be applied to the installation.  This can be modified at the discretion of Jackson Energy Authority.

F.O.G. Program Requirements

In the Event of a Spill

Spillage from a grease interceptor on the ground, in facilities, homes or waterways is a health risk to the public and to the environment.

For more information regarding Jackson Energy Authority’s F.O.G. Program, please call 731-422-7541.