- Protect the City's wastewater collection systems, treatment plants and workers
- Allow the beneficial re-use of bio-solids
- Allot the reclamation of treated effluent for irrigation and other uses
- Maintain water quality
Wastewaters from restaurants and other food service industries are often more problematic due to the prevalence of conventional pollutants such as grease, organic matter and solids. Grease can clog and overload the wastewater system. Processing these food contaminants raises the cost of treating wastewater.
The Pretreatment Program protects the wastewater treatment process and keeps costs down by working with the local businesses to minimize pollutant discharges. Activities of the City's Pretreatment Program include the review of pretreatment designs, the issuance of permits, facility inspections, monitoring of facilities (wastewater sample collection), review of industry self-monitoring reports, and enforcement activities.
Forms and Applications
Rules and Regulations
Chapter 38 - Water, Sewers & Sewage Disposal
Article V. Industrial Wastes Standards
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Wastewater Pretreatment Requirements and Options
United States Environmental Protection Agency: Water Pretreatment Standards