City passes grease ordinance

HAMILTON - In a measure to curb sewage backflows, Hamilton officials have passed an ordinance granting city inspectors the authority to inspect grease traps.
At the recommendation of Hamilton Water Superintendent Rodney Williams and Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, the Hamilton City Council considered the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) ordinance during a regular meeting on Monday, June 15.
Grease build-up in sewer lines has become a costly issue for the City of Hamilton over the last five years, Williams said, explaining that grease will eventually block sewage lines entirely and cause backflow.
A recent incident resulted in $35,000 worth of damage at Franklin Apartments which the city is liable for. Page told council members during a work session on Wednesday, June 10, that the city’s insurance provider reluctantly approved the claim.


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