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Water Pollution Prevention Guidelines for Food Handling Facilities
In Alameda County, storm drains flow directly to local creeks and San Francisco Bay with no treatment. Storm water pollution is a serious problem for wildlife dependent on our waterways, and for people who live near polluted streams or bay lands. Food handling facilities such as restaurants, institutional cafeterias, grocery stores, bakeries, and delis can contribute to storm water pollution, mainly through improper clean-up practices that allow food particles, oils, grease, and cleaning products to flow to a street, gutter, or storm drain. In the Tri-City area, discharge of grease or oil to the storm drain is prohibited by Ordinance 2012.
Following the "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) at the links below will help ensure compliance with Ordinance 2012 requirements with respect to the storm drains and will contribute to a cleaner Bay.
- Stay in Compliance, Read the City of Fremont Ordinance No. 2012
- What types of pollution do food handling facilities generate? Sewer or storm drain?
Summary of Restaurant Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- BMP #1: Alameda County Health Department Proper Storage of Grease/Oil Waste Containers
- BMP #2: Equipment Washing and Maintenance
- BMP #3: General Pollution Prevention
- BMP #4: Good House Keeping Practices
- BMP #5: Grease Handling and Storage
- BMP #6: Landscaping and Safer Alternatives to Pesticides
- BMP #7: Outdoor Waste Storage
- BMP #8: Parking Lots Cleaning
- BMP #9: Reduce or Stop Litter
- Numbers to call in case of a spill or emergency
- Contact City of Fremont
- Questions about a citation or want to appeal a citation
Attention Food Service Establishment Owners
For all new construction, tenant improvements, and changes of business ownership, you are required to complete a Food Service Application and submit a copy of your menu to the District.