Environmental Services provides technical support to the utility, ensuring compliance with all regulatory mandates and permits. This includes the operation of the wastewater laboratory, management of the industrial pretreatment program, and implementation of the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program.
The wastewater laboratory continuously monitors the treatment process and helps to optimize the operation of the plants. The Pretreatment program is responsible for maintaining close scrutiny of major industrial customers to ensure that their discharge is within permitted limits. The FOG program works closely with all food service establishments to minimize the amount of fats, oils, and grease that enter into the wastewater collection system, which can result in blocked sewer lines and sewer spills.
SRU Industrial Pretreatment Program
Salisbury's Pretreatment Program is a State and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated program. The Pretreatment Program protects the collection system, WWTPs and their receiving streams. Industries are permitted in accordance to their SIC code, volume and/or concentration of wastewater discharged to the sanitary sewer. The permitted industries receive their permit limits in accordance to state, federal and local limits (Sewer Use Ordinance). There are eight (8) Significant Industrial Users and four (4) local industries currently under the City’s pretreatment program. The Pretreatment Program compliance is enforced by the Sewer Use Ordinance (SUO) and Enforcement Response Plan (ERP). The Pretreatment Program is implemented by the Pretreatment Program Coordinator and Regulatory Compliance Technician.