What To Do After We Inspect

​If a Notice of Violation letter is received after a compliance inspection by Metro Vancouver, here are the next steps to take:

  • Any questions about the letter please call your assigned Officer and he/she will help you.
  • If you don’t know which fixtures are connected to grease interceptor, call a plumber or other service provider to trace pipes back to the grease interceptor.  This is best done with the grease interceptor empty.
  • If a grease interceptor needs to be installed, replaced or fixtures need to be connected, call a plumber or other service provider.  Grease interceptors must be sized according to our Sizing Methodology.  The service provider can provide advice on how to configure your specific solution.
  • If the grease interceptor contained greater than 25% FOG and solids, you must have it pumped out and cleaned immediately, then provide us with the documentation from your service provider.
  • You may be required to clean out your grease interceptor more frequently until a new grease interceptor can be installed.  The letter will specify a minimum frequency.
  • Complete any required action by the due date specified.  If there is a delay in meeting a due date, please inform your assigned Officer immediately.
  • If you or your service provider has questions regarding the Bylaw, please call 604-432-6200.
  • If you would like Metro Vancouver to review your plans for installation of a grease interceptor, replacement of grease interceptor or connecting fixtures to a grease interceptor please fill in the application form
    Application Form - grease interceptor installation plan review