Pretreatment Program

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The Pretreatment Program requires that all users in the City of Burbank that generate wastewater other than domestic sewage, obtain an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit or other control mechanism (BMC Title 8, Chapter 1, Section 503).

The purpose of the Pretreatment Program is to ensure that industrial users meet federal requirements for the treatment and disposal of their waste. The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been approved by the Regional Water Quality Control Board.

The Pretreatment Program places industrial users into one of eight classifications. Each user must pay a permit application fee and an annual inspection fee based on classification. Charges are also assessed for follow-up inspections for any violations of the permit requirements.

The Public Works Director authorizes Suez Environmental to conduct the pretreatment program, including inspections of every facility involved with the discharge of wastewater to the City sewer system.  There are six Suez Environmental inspectors, which includes the Industrial Pretreatment Program Manager.

For more information regarding the Pretreatment Program, please contact the Industrial Pretreatment Program Coordinator at (818) 972-1115.

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