Waste Water Treatment:
The term “Pre-treatment” means the treatment of waste water by commercial and industrial facilities to remove harmful pollutants before being discharged to a sewer system under the control of a publicly owned treatment works (POTW).
Objectives of the Waste water Treatment Program
By placing controls and/or limits on levels of certain pollutants in waste water discharged to your sewer system, you:
- prevent interference with the operation of your wastewater treatment plant
- prevent the introduction of pollutants that could pass through your wastewater treatment plant untreated and into the receiving body of water
- improve opportunities for reuse or recycling of wastewater and sewage sludge
- prevent the introduction of pollutants that could cause health or safety problems to the public or the environment.