It’s been said many times: “The best defense is a good offense.”
Noncompliance with pretreatment regulations creates serious problems, both for the violator and for the wastewater system operator.
While ordinances, fines and consistent enforcement are essential, they are not sufficient for effective pretreatment. After all, the goal of a pretreatment program is to maintain water quality, reduce the load on water treatment plants and minimize sewer system maintenance costs.
The best way to achieve those goals is to prevent pretreatment ordinance violations in the first place.
Here are five key tools that every effective pretreatment program should have. Combined, these elements can reduce the enforcement burden while also maintaining a cleaner, more efficient wastewater treatment system.