Our Industrial Waste Pretreatment Program ensures that local (Austin City Code Chapter 15-10, Wastewater Regulations), state and federal regulations are met regarding the quality of wastewater discharged into the City’s wastewater system. Area businesses are required to install, operate and adequately maintain pretreatment devices and/or systems to remove pollutants that could otherwise damage or obstruct the wastewater collection system or interfere with the wastewater treatment process. Examples of these pollutants include heavy metals, fluoride, cyanides, toxic organics, and acidic or basic wastes from industrial operations.

Some major elements of the City's Pretreatment Program include reviewing pretreatment designs, issuing permits, performing inspections, collecting samples, reviewing self-monitoring reports, and enforcing regulations. We are also dedicated to reaching beyond the traditional “command and control strategy” by working with our community to share our expertise and facilitate pollution prevention.

For general questions and to schedule appointments for Industrial Waste Pretreatment Plan Review, please click here.