The responsibility of the Pretreatment Program is to sample and inspect industrial facilities and regulate discharge of industrial waste into the sanitary sewer system. The program is also tasked with monitoring and inspecting food service establishments to prevent the discharge of Fats, Oils, and Grease into the sanitary sewer system. . The primary purpose of the Pretreatement Program is to protect the operational performance of the wastewater treatment facility and water quality of the recieving stream through control limits on industry discharges. Industries must meet specific waste water limits in their discharge before a permit is issued by the City. The pretreatment section issues permits to industrial wastewater dischargers, samples permitted dischargers, and ensures that all laws and regulations are complied with. Sample data collected by the pretreatment section are used in the calculation of surcharge fees.
Toledo's Pretreatment Program is to
-Protect the health and safety of the public and the environment
-Prevent the introduction of pollutant to the sewer system that would interfere with operation and the wastewater treatment plant
-Prevent the introduction of pollutants that would pass through the wastewater treatment plant and end up in Lake Erie
-Comply with pretreatment regulations as required under the Federal General Pretreatment Regulations and Categorical Standars and local source control ordinances
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