NOTICE: The City is in the process of implementing a state mandated pretreatment program and all existing commercial and industrial sewer customers are required to file a wastewater user questionnaire. Please contact Steve Barry with Jones-Carter by emailor at 281-363-4039 for questions or assistance.
Water Quality Protection
The Pretreatment Program is a cooperative effort of State, Federal, and local regulatory agencies along with commercial and industrial users established to protect water quality. Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 403, provides the regulatory basis for requirements and responsibilities of non-domestic wastewater discharges and the Control Authority (City) in the Pretreatment Program. The program helps prevent the pollutants that can cause damages or pass through our wastewater treatment plants from entering the publicly owned treatment works (POTW).
The purpose of the Industrial Pretreatment Program is to:
Protect the POTW
Protect human health and safety
Prevent non-compliance with permits
Protect receiving waters for aquatic life, recreational uses, and water supplies
Improve opportunities for wastewater and bio solids reuse
All commercial and industrial businesses must complete an industrial pretreatment questionnaire, prior to connecting to the sewer system. The City evaluates each business to determine if a permit is required.