Bourbon Street Improvement Project in New Orleans, LA Uncovers Grease, FOG, and and Plumbing Issues Galore.
Recent excavations along the Bourbon Street corridor due to the Bourbon Street Improvement Project have uncovered what many of us within the New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning market already anticipated; that is a whole lot of grease, FOG, and really bad plumbing. Anyone that works amidst the grease trap cleaning, liquid waste removal, and used cooking oil recycling industry have a very good understanding of the issues that Hard Rock Construction will have to overcome in the coming months in the completion of the Bourbon Street Improvement Project.
Aside from old plumbing that doesn’t meet today’s plumbing code, and illegal discharging into the city’s sanitary sewer system, there is an unimaginable amount of fats, oils, and grease waste (FOG) that has completely bogged down the underlying plumbing and city sewer drainage system.
So, what does this mean?
In short, this means a much longer construction period than anticipated for the Bourbon Street Improvement Project. This also means a much higher cost of repairs for the city, less foot traffic and business for restaurants & bars in the construction zone, and much more strict enforcement protocols by the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
And think about this… If one small section below the Bourbon Street Improvement Project is this bad, how bad do you think the rest of the French Quarter is? The CBD, Marigny, etc. Do you think the grease and FOG related plumbing issues are specific to one block of Bourbon Street? Or, could this be a city wide issue?
I personally vote for the latter.
As a business owner with a grease trap.
Maybe do your part, be a responsible business owner, and actually clean it properly?
Per the New Orleans FOG City Ordinance Section 16.5 you are mandated to clean your grease trap at minimum of every 90 days or 25% discharge into the city’s sanitary sewer system. As a grease trap cleaning and inspection company, we are mandated to submit manifests for every single trap we clean. This means that we have to report the condition and frequency of your trap when it’s cleaned – no questions asked.
And regarding the annual inspection for the S&WBNO, we never charge a paying repetitive customer for this inspection.
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