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City of Newport Considers Restaurant Grease Ordinance

Updated: 03/25/2014 7:31 AM
Created: 03/24/2014 5:25 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan

 Newport is cracking down on grease at restaurants.

The city isn't concerned about grease that ends up on your plate, but where it goes after food is cooked.

Newport is considering an ordinance that would require restaurants to install grease traps in the sewer lines.

The move comes after grease created a sewage back-up in the basement of one business. "Grease adheres to the sides of the pipes and once it gets clogged it's like an artery it backs up, it's a problem." said Deb Hill, Newport City Administrator.

The Newport City Council will vote on the grease ordinance next month.

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