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DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A PRETREATMENT PROGRAM: A LABORATORY MANAGER's PERSPECTIVE

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Abstract:

Many small and medium-sized publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs) are being directed by their Control Authorities to develop and implement a pretreatment program. The bulk of the responsibility for implementing this program usually falls to one of two people—the Wastewater Manager or the Laboratory Manager. I believe that the person responsible for implementing the program should also be involved in developing the program. This paper is written from the Laboratory Manager's perspective and addresses development and implementation topics. Subjects discussed under program development include:

Determining who will develop the program


Obtaining guidance


Developing the Sewer Use Ordinance


Drafting supporting documentation


Obtaining Control Authority approval for the program


Because the Sewer Use Ordinance is essentially the backbone of the program, a significant amount of time will be devoted to its composition. Topics pertaining to implementing the program are:

Using pretreatment permit applications


Performing preliminary industrial inspections


Issuing discharge monitoring permits


Reviewing monthly discharge monitoring reports


Conducting compliance monitoring inspections.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864701790861866

Publication date: 2001-01-01

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