Section 106-218; Ord. 18492; Amending Chapter 22 of the City Code as it relates to implementing a routine maintenance schedule for grease traps or interceptors connected to the City’s sanitary sewer system; amending the City of Columbia Food Code


Ordinance No.            18492                      Council Bill No.            B 119-05           


AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 22 of the City Code as it relates to implementing a routine maintenance schedule for grease traps or interceptors connected to the City’s sanitary sewer system; amending the City of Columbia Food Code; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 22-215.01.  Grease Traps.

     (a)    Every food establishment, restaurant or facility which has the potential to discharge waste water containing animal or vegetable fats, oils, grease or solids shall have installed the appropriate grease trap or interceptor device to prevent the discharge or concentration of such substances into the sewers.  All such grease traps or interceptor devices shall be installed as set out in the Plumbing Code of Columbia, Missouri adopted in Section 6-52 of this code.

     (b)    Every food service establishment, restaurant or facility required to have a grease trap or interceptor device shall develop a cleaning schedule and shall have such devices serviced, maintained, inspected and cleaned, at the establishment’s expense, as frequently as required to prevent discharge of grease into the sanitary sewers.  The establishment shall maintain detailed records of such inspection and maintenance in a manner acceptable to the director of public works.  Records will remain on file for at least three years.

     (c)    Records required to be kept by this section shall be provided to  health department inspectors during their periodic inspections and during the normal business hours of the establishment.

     (d)    It shall be unlawful to fail to install, maintain, service or inspect the grease traps or interceptor devices required by this section, or to fail to keep the records required by this section, or to fail to allow the inspection of those records by City officials.

    SECTION 2.    The City of Columbia Food Code adopted by Ordinance No. 16761 on January 16, 2001, is amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

5-402.12    Grease Trap.

If used, a grease trap shall be located to be easily accessible for cleaning.

     (a)    Every food establishment, restaurant or facility which has the potential to discharge waste water containing animal or vegetable fats, oils, grease or solids shall have installed the appropriate grease trap or interceptor device to prevent the discharge or concentration of such substances into the sewers.  All such grease traps or interceptor devices shall be installed as set out in the Plumbing Code of Columbia, Missouri adopted in Section 6-52 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

     (b)    Every food service establishment, restaurant or facility required to have a grease trap or interceptor device shall develop a cleaning schedule and shall have such devices serviced, maintained, inspected and cleaned, at the establishment’s expense, as frequently as required to prevent discharge of grease into the sanitary sewers.  The establishment shall maintain detailed records of such inspection and maintenance in a manner acceptable to the director of public works.  Records will remain on file for at least three years.

     (c)    Records required to be kept by this section shall be provided to  health department inspectors during their periodic inspections and during the normal business hours of the establishment.

     (d)    It shall be unlawful to fail to install, maintain, service or inspect the grease traps or interceptor devices required by this section, or to fail to keep the records required by this section, or to fail to allow the inspection of those records by City officials.

    SECTION 3.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 2nd day of May, 2005.