What size grease trap do I need?
The size of a grease trap depends largely on the type of business and how much waste is produced. The more waste produced usually means the bigger the grease trap will need to be. Consider the following in sizing a grease trap:
  • Type of food being prepared
  • Seating capacity
  • Retention time needed for efficient removal of grease
  • Frequency of maintenance
  • Accessibility of trap
  • Equipment connected to the trap

The City of Shreveport's Ordinance Section 94-213 gives the following formulas for determining the minimum size of interceptors:
  • 12 hour operation or less
    • Seating Capacity X 7 gallons = Minimum size of interceptor
  • Over 12 hours of operation
    • Seating Capacity X 7 gallons X 2 = Minimum size of interceptor

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1. Does my facility need an industrial user permit?
2. What are the costs of being a permitted industry?
3. If I am permitted, what will I have to test for and how often?
4. How does the city handle permit violations and enforcement?
5. What size grease trap do I need?
6. How do I maintain my grease trap?
7. Who needs an industrial storm water permit?
8. How do you get permitted?