Industrial Pretreatment Program

Safeguarding from Industrial Discharges

F&V’s Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) experts routinely help safeguard publicly owned treatment works (POTW) from industrial discharges that could potentially interfere with treatment processes and cause overloading, violations or contaminate the environment or state waters.

We know the importance of handling industrial waste streams with care and the IPP requirements of the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regarding treatment techniques and management practices that reduce or eliminate discharge of harmful pollutants to sanitary sewers.

F&V has assisted communities with updating technical portions of Sewer Use Ordinances (SUO), issuing new industrial wastewater discharge permits and updating IPP Procedures manuals. We also provide ongoing IPP support for communities, including review of monitoring reports from permitted industrial users, annual inspections and annual IPP reports to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

We have staff, led by the 2017 MWEA IPP Professional of the Year Elaine Venema, who specialize in helping municipalities:

  • Develop sampling workplans
  • Coordinate sample collection and laboratory analysis
  • Complete Maximum Allowable Headworks Loading (MAHL) calculations
  • Prepare MAHL and Local Limits evaluation reports
  • Develop Special Allocation Limits (SALs) for industries like food processors and breweries
  • Develop and implement pollutant reduction plans for mercury and PFAS