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Environmental Services
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.
 
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SRU Industrial Pretreatment Program

The City’s Pretreatment Program is a State and EPA mandated program. The Pretreatment Program is designed to protect the sewer
collection system, wastewater treatment plants and their receiving streams, as well as SRU employees. The Program’s authority and all pretreatment requirements can be found in the City of Salisbury’s Sewer Use Ordinance (SUO). 

Industries that are connected to the sanitary sewer and discharge process wastewater may be required to have 1.jpgan industrial discharge permit based on the criteria for Significant Industrial Users as outlined in Chapter 25-1 of the Code of the City of Salisbury, their SIC code, federal categorical standards, as well as the volume and/or concentration of wastewater discharged to the sanitary sewer.
Industries that are permitted are given permit limits based on state, federal, and local limits found in the SUO as well as allocation tables prepared for each 2.jpgwastewater treatment plant. The Pretreatment Program currently has seven (7) Significant Industrial Users permitted and three (3) local industries permitted.  All requirements of the City’s Pretreatment Program are implemented by the Pretreatment Program Coordinator and Regulatory Compliance Technician.
 
Significant Industrial Users
Criteria for Significant Industrial Users can be found in Section 25-1
Definitions,“Significant Industrial User or SIU”
 

 Contact Information

 
Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU) 
Environmental Services
1915 Grubb Ferry Road
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
 
Environmental Services Manager
Sonja Basinger
(704) 216-7539
sbasi@salisburync.gov
 
Lab Supervisor
Tim Brown
(704) 216-2737
tbrow@salisburync.gov

FOG Program Coordinator
Teresa Barringer
(704) 216-7568
tbarr@salisburync.gov

Pretreatment Program Office
(704) 638-5375

Pretreatment Program Coordinator
Aaron Otten
(704) 216-2729
aotte@salisburync.gov
 
Regulatory Compliance Technician
Johnny Rogers
(704) 216-2735
jroge@salisburync.gov
 

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