Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance No. 1824
New businesses complete an industrial pretreatment questionnaire, prior to connecting to the sewer system. The City evaluates each business to determine if a permit is required.
Categorical Pretreatment Standards
There are limitations on pollutant discharges issued by the USEPA through the Clean Water Act. They are national, technology-based standards that apply regardless of whether or not a permit is issued.
Local Limits are developed to reflect specific needs and capabilities of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and are designed to protect the receiving water. The City of Sugar Land local limits are listed under City Ordinance.
Enforcement actions can range from a telephone call notice, non-compliance letters to the issuance of a civil penalty. For severe and repetitive cases the City can stop sewer services.