Thames Water’s Landmark Prosecution of UK Pub Operator for Sewer Abuse is a Watershed Moment
Thames Water’s landmark prosecution of UK Pub Operator for Sewer Abuse is a watershed moment warns Filta Group. Water Companies have long raised awareness of Fat, Oil and Grease to Foodservice Establishment Operators (FSEs) but in March for the first time Thames Water prosecuted an operator for discharging fat, oil and grease into its network.
First Pub Owner Prosecution for Breaching The Water Industry Act
FOG Can Lead to Catastrophic Environmental Damage
Anna Boyles, who leads Thames Water’s sewer protection team, said when fat and oil congeals and blocks pipes: “sewage backs up through the system and can flood properties and cause catastrophic environmental damage”.
Water Companies Taking Action Against Operators on FOGs
It would seem this is not just an approach in the South East as Mr Palin Continues: “Across the UK we are seeing Water Companies taking action against operators on FOGs. It is vital that operators engage with Water Companies and don’t ignore this as the penalties can be significant as we have seen in Henley.”
Keep Your Business Compliant
Filta Group provide free FOG surveys, training, grease trap cleaning and advice across the UK and equipment is guaranteed to be Water Company Compliant. For details please contact Filta on 01788 550100 or online to see how we can help you with your FOG Management requirements.