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Patchogue Department of Public Works to check grease traps

A kiosk on Main Street in Patchogue provides

A kiosk on Main Street in Patchogue provides information on events in town. (Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Patchogue Village superintendent of the Department of Public Works will now issue tickets to restaurants that clog the sewer system.

The board of trustees passed a resolution Monday night to amend village code 353, switching the responsibility of inspecting grease traps from the building department to public works.

Grease trap violation fines can be up to $1,000, said Mayor Paul Pontieri Jr., who praised the move.

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Joseph Dean, the public works superintendent, and the village sewer plant operator will check restaurants and other properties, Village Attorney Brian Egan said.


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