The Hi-Desert Water District's (District) Board of Directors (Board) has adopted Resolution 19-38, a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Program (Program). This Program requires all Food Service Establishments (FSEs) and other FOG-generating facilities to apply for a FOG Waste Discharge Permit (Permit) prior to the operation and discharge of FOG into the District's new wastewater collection system. Failure to obtain a Permit can lead to enforcement actions.
The FOG permitting process is comprised of five (5) steps:
Application. The application can be completed online and is located here.
FOG System Evaluation. FOG Compliance Inspectors will review your establishment's application and determine if a Permit is needed.
Payment. If District Inspectors determine a Permit is needed you will be directed to pay the $135.00 inspection fee.
Inspection. An Inspector will visit your establishment. Compliance status is determined by visual inspection of the pretreatment system;interview with the owner/staff about general operations and waste handling; and a review of documentation of pretreatment system maintenance, pretreatment system waste disposal and employee training.
FOG Permit and Compliance. After passing the inspection, your establishment will receive a Permit. This permit must be renewed every 12-months.
Failure to comply with the District's Program means District Inspectors may issue administrative fines of up to $1,000 per-violation, per-day. Unpaid charges, fines and penalties, may, after thirty (30) calendar days, be assessed an additional penalty of ten percent (10%) of the unpaid balance.
To renew your Permit complete the annual renewal application here.