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Newport restaurants could be affected by oils ordinance

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After the recent discovery of a significant grease build-up in the conjoined sewer lines of two Newport restaurants, city officials are looking into an oils, fats and grease ordinance.

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To prevent future backups and excessive costs related to the clean-up process, the city is drafting an ordinance that would require food preparation establishments in Newport to install grease traps in the lines.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
(651) 459-4629
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