Guidance document for sizing and installation of grease traps and interceptors


Information contained within this document is based on standard industry practices and guidance found in both the 1997 International Plumbing Code (IPC) Commentary and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Appendix H. Size, type, and location of grease traps shall be in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, the requirements of City of Fort Worth Environmental Ordinance #12274 and Plumbing Ordinance #13521.


These requirements are applicable to all commercial food service establishments, including those that are undergoing:

1. New construction

2. Interior remodeling to accommodate expansion or operational modifications

3. Changes of ownership/occupancy

4. Facilities which may be experiencing difficulty in achieving compliance with

maintenance and/or wastewater discharge limitations

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