There are certain regulations that may pertain to our industries in the City of Piqua, which discharge their processes into the sanitary sewers. These regulations are not only from the City of Piqua itself, but some are legislated from the Federal Government. The City of Piqua is the entity that controls and administers these laws and rules from the local level.
The guidelines that the City is charged with upholding are under CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Title 40: Parts 400 to 471- Protection of Environment. This program is known as the Industrial Pretreatment Program and is in the Sewer Use Ordinance for the City of Piqua.
As a part of this EPA mandated and approved program, we are to check periodically with the industries that might have the potential (by the amount of flows, the contents and concentrations of their discharges, or by the processes they employ) to be on the pretreatment program. Our job is to work with these industries to help them meet the parameters, that are set forth by the CFR criteria and our local discharge limits (local limits-based and derived from technical justification of Treatment Plant capabilities, river criteria, and sludge disposal characteristics … and not to hamper an industry’s prosperity).
We all are on the same team and want our area industries to flourish, along with doing the right thing in keeping a clean environment. Please ask for any assistance, that you may be in need of.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or want additional information please feel free to contact our Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator, Howard Philipps, Mon. – Fri. 7am to 3pm at (937) 778-2088 or via fax at (937) 778-5167.
For more information Piqua Wastewater contact:
Piqua Wastewater Department
121 Bridge Street
Piqua OH 45356