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Sewers: Fats

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to publish the results of the joint research project with the water industry on the effectiveness of measures to control discharge of grease from hot food premises into drains; and if she will make a statement. (263415)

The Department have now received a final summary of the research and aims to publish it on its website shortly.

The research was funded principally by the water industry and has enabled them and local authorities to be more confident in their enforcement measures.

In addition, to get direct contact with potential users a technical seminar is being planned to inform environmental health officers and people who maintain sewers about strategies for mitigating nuisance from fats, oil and grease.