The programs include an approved pretreatment program, waste hauler permitting program, on-site sewage facility program, and education opportunities. For more information on any of the programs, please contact the Industrial Pretreatment Division at 940-349-8619.

  1. Approved Pretreatment
  2. Waste Hauler Permitting
  3. On-Site Sewage Facilities
  4. Education Opportunities

Approved Pretreatment Program

The pretreatment program is required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The major elements of the program include:

  • Conducting waste surveys at all commercial and industrial facilities
  • Permitting facilities that meet the definition of Significant Industrial User
  • Inspecting and sampling businesses and the collection system to assess compliance with discharge limits
  • Identifying the source of any pollutants discharged to the wastewater treatment plant that may pass-through or interfere with treatment

The City permits, inspects, and collects samples to ensure compliance with federal prohibited discharge standards and specific pollutant limitations. The pretreatment standards and limitations can be found in Ordinance 21-242a (PDF).

Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) are required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit prior to discharging any process wastes into the sanitary sewer. A facility is determined to be an SIU if it is subject to categorical pretreatment standards, discharges 25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater, contributes a large organic loading, or has a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the collection system or treatment plant.