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Industrial Pretreatment

Springfield Pretreat StaffThe community relies on the MWMC model ordinance to reduce the amount of pollution in industrial wastewater before it flows into the public sewer system or reaches the regional treatment facility on River Avenue in Eugene. The cities of Eugene and Springfield manage individual Pretreatment Programs, but work closely together.

The goals of the Industrial Pretreatment Program are to:

Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) of the wastewater system must maintain discharge permits under the individual city programs. SIUs are defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Pretreatment Program is overseen by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. These dischargers are required to control the quality of their discharge by installing systems to pretreat their wastewater. Pretreatment systems remove certain pollutants and toxins.

Each city's program also address Pollution Management Practices for certain industry groups like photoprocessors, food service establishments, and dental offices.

Want to learn more? Check out the resources below for more information on local Industrial Pretreatment programs.

Eugene Industrial Pretreatment Program

Springfield Industrial Pretreatment Program

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