Part 1: FOG Manual and Scavenger Waste

City of Flagstaff Water Services Division Proposed Changes to City Code

Title 7 Health and Sanitation

Chapter 7-02 Wastewater Regulations

The City of Flagstaff Water Services is proposing updates to the City Code Title 7 Health and Sanitation, Chapter 7-02 Wastewater Regulations. You may request a paper copy to the Industrial Pretreatment Manager at 2323 N. Walgreens St. Suite 1, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 or by calling (928) 213-2117. The comment period is ninety days, closing on December 31, 2020. Interested persons may file comments in writing to regarding the proposed text amendments or be heard at one of the hearing dates set forth herein. Written comments must include name and address so responses can be provided.

A public meeting soliciting comments will be held on November 5, 2020 at 4:00-5:00 pm 

This meeting will review, discuss and take public testimony and consider the following Wastewater Regulation Amendments:

  1. Request by the City of Flagstaff for a City Code Text Amendment to amend Title 7, Chapter 7-02 Wastewater Regulations, as follows: 7-02-001-0014 INTERCEPTORS; TYPE, CAPACITY, LOCATION, MAINTENANCE and 7-02-001-0042 Scavenger Waste and Grease Haulers.

In order to comply with City of Flagstaff meeting restrictions, this meeting will be held in virtual format. Use this link to join the virtual meeting.

Summary of Modifications:

The proposed amendment includes multiple changes to the Wastewater Regulations to resolve conflicts, incorporate technical corrections, add clarity, and to simplify the existing requirements.  New provisions are being added, and several sections of the reference divisions are being modified, relocated, or deleted. 

The most significant of the modifications include:

  • Fats, Oil, Grease (FOG) manual is being adopted by resolution into the code. The manual standardizes and clarifies interceptor requirements for Food Service Establishments (FSE) or other businesses with interceptor requirements. 
  • Clarifying the requirements and terms for Scavenger Waste and Grease Haulers.

City Council will hear these proposed Public Health and Safety text amendments at a public hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

At this public hearing, the City Council may be continued to a specific date or close the public hearing.  The date and time of the public meeting to read the ordinance to be adopted for a second time may be modified. Please refer to the most recent City Council agenda posted at City Hall or on the City website twenty-four hours in advance of the City Council meeting for the most recent date and time of the second read of the ordinance to be adopted.

Want to provide public comment on the proposed code changes? Fill out this form.

Read the drafts of proposed Code Amendments & other helpful documents below.

View the proposed changes to the Grease Interceptor Code here

Proposed Grease Interceptor Code Changes

View the proposed changes to the Scavenger Waste Code here

Proposed Scavenger Waste Code Changes

View the Draft FOG Manual, November 2019 here

Draft FOG Manual

View the letter to Food Service Establishments (FSEs) here

Letter to FSEs

View the 2019 memo on Scavenger Waste code changes

Scavenger Waste Memo

For further information, please contact:

Jolene Montoya, Industrial Pretreatment Supervisor

Flagstaff Water Services

2323 N. Walgreens St. Suite 1

Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

Phone: (928) 213-2117


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