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Industrial Pretreatment

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What is Pretreatment?

Pretreatment means the treatment of wastewater by commercial and industrial facilities to remove harmful pollutants before being discharged to a sanitary sewer system. Depending on the processes, pretreatment may include installing a grease removal device, a sand/oil separator, a dental amalgam separator, a neutralization tank, or other device designed to remove pollutants.

Legal Authority

Facilities that are located in our service area and discharge wastewater for treatment are subject to federal, state, and local regulations.

Additional authority is given within the City of Englewood and City of Littleton’s local wastewater utility ordinances.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implements and enforces the Clean Water Act. Industrial Pretreatment regulations are part of the Clean Water Act and protects the treatment facility, collection system, utility workers and the environment from contaminants that may interfere with the treatment process or any harm resulting from toxic or dangerous pollutants. This authority is provided in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2). The EPA, state, and both cities have approved South Platte Renew pretreatment program, which includes the ability to monitor, permit, and enforce industrial pretreatment regulations.

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Interactive Service Map

Use this search function to determine the Sewer District, Water District and Storm Drainage District for your address. It will also provide additional information on the service provider, billing provider and contact information.

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Community Events

South Platte Renew hosts several major community events annually, where community members are invited to visit our facility and learn about the water renewal process. We also partner with the Cities of Englewood and Littleton at their events to educate the community on the water renewal process.

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Water Renewal Process

At South Platte Renew we use a biological treatment process that harnesses the natural power of native bacteria to sustainably clean and renew water using the least amount of chemicals and energy.

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