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Industrial Waste Control

NEORSD conducts investigations to identify pollutants within the sewage collection system that have the potential to be reduced through pollution prevention and works with industrial customers to achieve pollution prevention goals.

Since 1984, NEORSSD has had an EPA-approved Industrial Pretreatment Program. The Clean Water Act gives the District the authority to regulate industrial wastewater discharges to its collection system: the sewers.

NEORSD crews inspect hundreds of local companies each year to comply with EPA mandates for monitoring and sampling. Some companies are subject to annual inspections because they fall into predefined categories, based on the type of manufacturing processes in their facilities. Some of these processes create wastewater that is potentially more toxic than others. Other companies are inspected because of the sheer volume of water used.

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