Industrial Pretreatment Program
The City of Wadsworth maintains an Industrial Pretreatment Program in accordance with US EPA national pretreatment standards. These standards are uniform national requirements that restrict the level of certain pollutants in the sewage from industries. All publicly owned treatment works (POTW) must enforce the federal standards as well as develop local discharge standards.
National standards were created to provide consistent application to all industrial users throughout the country for certain types of industries. Local standards for POTWs are developed to prevent the introduction of pollutants into the sewer system that would interfere with the normal operation of the system or inhibit the biological process of the treatment plant. These standards help prevent an industry of discharging pollutants that would result in a pass-through occurrence resulting in a permit violation and/or adversely affecting River Styx.
The City of Wadsworth is dedicated to expand and maintain an Industrial Pretreatment Program. The successful operation of this program will allow the City to ensure reliability in the operation of its wastewater treatment plant and to provide a consistent and equitable approach to all local industries that might be affected by pretreatment regulations. The Rules & Regulations pertaining to this program can be found here.
All industrial and manufacturing facilities who discharge into the City’s sewer system, must complete the Pretreatment Industrial Waste Survey and return it to Kristi Babcock, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent.
Industries with more than one site where goods are produced or services are provided, must list those addresses separately and complete a questionnaire for each facility address.