Kehoe: “These contaminants include fat, oil and grease from food preparation, pesticides and industrial cleaners.”
Eateries pay to have brown grease hauled away. But Kehoe says the state doesn’t have a good system to track where it ends up. And she says illegal dumping is a big problem for sewers and waterways. Kehoe has written legislation that would require the State Water Resources Control Board to set up a program to track grease disposal. It would be paid for through a fee on grease haulers.