The California Fats, Oils, and Grease work group (Cal FOG)
was formed in 2001 as a result of increased regulatory focus
on FOG-related sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The work group
consists of wastewater agencies, regulators, consulting firms,
and restaurant and related industry representatives. The focus
of the work group is to utilize collective resources to develop
FOG control tools and to provide technical support and information
to the work group members.
CalFOG Mission Statement:
Identify actions for reducing SSOs that result from blockages
caused by fats, oil and grease in wastewater collection
systems, and implement those actions to the extent feasible
by a stakeholder group which includes wastewater agencies,
regulators, restaurant and other industry associations.
The work group is formed within Tri-TAC, a technical advisory
committee representing municipal wastewater management agencies,
the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA),
the League of California Cities, and the California Water
Environment Association (CWEA).