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Industrial Pretreatment

The City's Industrial Pretreatment program is designed to reduce the levels of pollutants discharged into municipal sewer systems. The City received EPA approval in 1983 for our program.

The goals of the Pretreatment Program are to prevent the introduction of pollutants into the sanitary sewer in amounts that could:

All non-domestic users of the sanitary sewer system must comply with Pretreatment standards and regulations as set forth in Title 11-C, Chapter 12. Some users must obtain an Industrial Wastewater Discharge permit or receive written authorization prior to discharging non-domestic wastewater. Discharges that require a permit or written authorization include:

The Pretreatment Program may allow certain users of the sanitary sewer system to develop and/or comply with a Best Management Practice (BMP) program in lieu of a wastewater discharge permit.

Pretreatment also administers the City of Tulsa's Grease Handling and Hauling Ordinance Title 11c, Chapter 14.

Federal Laws developed pursuant to the Clean Water Act of 1977 require municipalities to enact sewer use ordinances and policies sufficient to assure continued compliance with the Federal Pretreatment Regulations.

For more information please contact the Pretreatment Program Manager at (918) 591-4393.