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Fats, Oils, and Grease

Commonly found food items such as meat, fish, butter, and cooking oil, gravy, sauces, mayonnaise, salad dressing, syrup, batter, cheese, and food scraps.

Also known as FOG.

Filter Strips

Vegetated areas used to reduce stormwater runoff velocity, filter out pollutants, and enhance infiltration. A filter strip is often used around the perimeter of a rain garden or along a stream channel.

First Flush

First flush is the concept that runoff water from the first portion of rainfall in a storm event is the most contaminated with pollutants, typically considered from the first ½ to 1 inch of rainfall. This is especially true when rainfall has not occurred for a long period of time.

Flow

The volume of effluent expected to enter a treatment system over a given time period. Treatment systems are designed based upon estimates of peak and average flow for different segments of the system.

FOG

Commonly found food items such as meat, fish, butter, and cooking oil, gravy, sauces, mayonnaise, salad dressing, syrup, batter, cheese, and food scraps.

Also known as Fats, Oils and Grease.

Force Main Sewer

A force main sewer is a sewer line through which wastewater is propelled by the force of pump stations located along the path of the sewer. 

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