PREFOG / Wastewater

Committee Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the PreFOG & Wastewater Committee is to develop a regional approach on technical, utility management, and regulatory issues that affect planning, building, and maintaining of wastewater utilities, with an emphasis for the reduction, elimination, and prevention of fats, oils, and grease in our wastewater system.

Chair:   Julie Dufresne,

Co-Chair:    This position is open. Contact Julie Dufresne if you would like to fill the position.


Upcoming  Actions:

We meet three times a year, usually during the months of February, June, and October, from 10-Noon. Locations will vary to try and accommodate as many members as possible.

The next meeting will be a little different. We will be meeting during the APWA 2019 Spring Conference in Tacoma, April 23-25. We are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, April 24th, at 4:15 in room 318. More information about the Spring Conference can be found under Events on the APWA website.

If you would like to present or host one of our future meetings, please contact Julie Dufresne for more information.

Training Opportunities

National Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Workshop & Training: May 14 - May 17, Tacoma: Pretreatment Training

Washington Environmental Training Center FOG 101: May 23 in Lacey and July 11 in Auburn: WETC FOG 101

News Bulletins

California Proposes Law - Single Use Wipes Must be Labeled Unflushable!

The California Association of Sanitation Agencies is proposing a Bill that will require all single-use wipes to be clearly labeled as Non-Flushable. If passed, the new law would take effect January 1, 2020. To read more about the proposed Bill, use the links below.

CASA - Wipes Labeling

CA Leg. Bill # 1672

Do Not Flush Public Service Alerts!

Let's give Florida kudos for their great video on what shouldn't be flushed, and what happens when you do. This one is worth checking out:

Invasion of the Fatbergs!


See the Outreach/Education/Articles section below for hot off the press news on wipes!

In-Sewer Test for Wipes

Frank Dick (City of Vancouver) and Rob Villee (Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage, New Jersey) tested out several "flushable" wipes. Contact Frank Dick if you're interested in reading about his findings,

Past Meetings


  • 10/24/18 @ Kitsap County Public Works Annex, Bremerton
    • Presentation by Lauren Huey, SwiftComply FOG Management Software
    • Presentation by Ed North, OnlineRME, Pumper Management Software
    • Open Discussion on FOG Codes and Enforcement
  • 07/11/18 @ LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Olympia
    • Presentation by Jerry Ruthruff, Advance Technology Solutions - GREASEwatch Monitoring System
    • Open Discussion
  • 02/21/18 @ LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Olympia


  • 11/30/2017 @ Oldcastle Precast, 2808 A Street SE, Auburn WA 98002
    • Presentation by Oldcastle Precast
    • Facility Tour
  • 10/11/17 @ Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D Street, Tacoma
  • 07/19/17 @ Trenchless Pipe Repairs, 13701 24th St E STE F-10, Sumner
    • Presentations by Vortex Infrastructures:
    • Trenchless Pipe Repairs
    • WinCan, 300 Cedar Ridge DR STE 308, Pittsburgh PA 15205
    • Quadex Lining Systems9155 Wallisville Road, Houston, TX 77029
    • Staf Technologies, 3791 S 300 W. South, Salt Lake, UT 84115
  • 02/22/17 @ LOTT Clean Water Alliance, 500 Adams St NE, Olympia
    • Presentation by OnlineRME LLC, 814 Airway Avenue,  Sutherlin, OR 97479
    • Minutes: Feb 22, 2017 Minutes


  • 11/09/16 @ King County South Treatment Plant, 1200 Monster Rd SW
    • Presentation by Johnson Industries, 1015 S Myrtle St, Seattle
    • Big Dipper & Trapzilla demonstrations
  • 08/16/16 @ Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D street, Tacoma
    • Presentation by:
    • Endura Interceptors demonstration
    • Schier Interceptors demonstration
  • 05/01/16 @ Pierce County PW, 9850 64th Street W, University Place
    • Presentation by Andrew Perez
    • Asset Management & TV inspection Program w/ field demo
  • 02/10/16 @ LOTT Clean Water Alliance

Links and Resources

FOG 101: Basics of Fats, Oils, and Grease Management

Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century Fats, Oils, and Grease Management

FOG One Year Notice Letter

FOG Agreement

If it’s a Grease Interceptor then why not size by grease production?

Clear the FOG

Grease Interception in the Plumbing Code

A Guide to Restaurant Grease Management, A Regulator’s Desk Reference 

Plumbing & Drainage Institute

Grease Trap

Washington Wastewater Collection Personnel Association Study Resources

Preferred Pumper Program


Resource Materials

Here are two Seattle Public Utilities Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) outreach and education flyer examples.
These are examples that other agencies are also distributing in our Westside region to sewer customers. This is a joint education/outreach campaign for fighting and reducing our FOG problems in sewers (Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood are current participating cities).

I & I Data Collected

Sample Job Descriptions

    Total Member : 38
  • Mr. Bob Bandarra
  • Ms. Julie A. Howell, PE
  • Mr. Terry Smith
  • Mr. Ted Stonebridge
  • Ms. Julie Dufresne
  • Mr. Alan Aplin
  • Mrs. Caitlin Hubbard, MS
  • Mr. Clayton Brown
  • Mr. Dan E. Smith
  • Ms. Diane Utter
  • Mr. Ernest Fix
  • Mr. Kelly Graham
  • Mr. Scott Egger
  • Mr. Vincent Chavez
  • Ms. Ashley B. Baldwin
  • Mrs. Caroline E. Barlow, PE
  • Mr. Cris Horbelt
  • Mr. Dave Voigt
  • Ms. Debra Overbay
  • Mr. Dennis J. Lightburn
  • Mr. Don Zuern
  • Mr. Donald J. Mangis
  • Mr. Eric M. Smith
  • Mr. Eric M. Smith
  • Mr. Marcus S. Goodman
  • Mrs. Melissa Wu, PE
  • Mr. Peter Benedict Cunningham, PE
  • Mr. Scott A. Schafer
  • Ms. Stella Veron Vakarcs, PE
  • Dan Peddy
  • Mr. Dennis Graham
  • Mr. Evan Brumfield
  • Mr. Gary W. Christiansen
  • Mr. John Gross
  • Ms. Lindsay N. France
  • Ric Brown
  • Mark Petrie
  • Mr. Todd Saxberg

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