Industrial Pretreatment

MTAS has a complete Industrial Pretreatment Program available at no cost to Tennessee cities. Our program meets Tennessee and EPA requirements for industrial pretreatment program development. If you have been directed by the Division of Water Pollution Control (WPC) to establish a program, or simply see a need for more control over sanitary sewer discharges, this program has been through the approval process in other cities and is now available for your city. Our program can be customized to meet the needs of your city and local industries.

An approved Industrial Pretreatment Program in your city will allow you to locally regulate, through a permit system, dischargers using your city's sanitary sewer system.

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The full program is available electronically or in print. Included here are selected materials that can be used alone or with the full program.

Industrial Waste Survey (Task 1)
Legal Authority (Task 5)
Enforcement Response Guide Table (currently being updated to reflect EPA "streamlining" changes -- Feb. 2008)
MTAS Resources
Financial Resources -- Go to Knowledgebase and look for "Sewer-Finance" or "Sewer-Rates and Charges"
Operations Training: Wastewater Treatment Course (CDROM for Loan)
Pumps: Operation and Maintenance (CDROM for Loan)
Wastewater Surcharges and Septage Rates (2008 survey)

State Resources
TN Dept of Environment and Conservation
TN Division of Water Resources
The Utility Connection

Federal Resources
National Small Flows Clearinghouse

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD)
Water Environment Federation (WEF)

General Resources
Choosing "Sewer Safer" Trees? (UT Extension Document SP628)
Laboratory Resources
Sludge Land Application Resources
Wastewater Collection System
Wastewater System Vulnerability Assessment and System Security
Wastewater Treatment

Last Updated 06/30/2015

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