City of Melbourne, FL, Industrial Pretreatment Program
Industrial pretreatment program, City of Melbourne, Florida
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Use this link to SEE WHY HOMEOWNERS should be very concerned about what goes down their household drains! Every household has the potential to impact the wastewater system by dumping chemicals, solvents, pesticides, or 'Fats, Oils & Grease' (FOG) down the drain. The FOG that each house puts into the sewer system can build up in the pipes and cause blockages and overflows. The Brevard County Solid Waste Department accepts many household hazardous waste materials.

The National Pretreatment Program is a cooperative effort of federal, state, and local environmental regulatory agencies. The program protects the public and environment from potentially harmful industrial wastes by regulating what businesses can discharge to the water reclamation plants such as the two facilities operated by the City of Melbourne.

Why should a business be concerned about what goes down the drain?

Serious problems can occur when non-domestic wastewaters are discharged into sanitary sewer systems. The problems include:

Do the regulations apply to all businesses or just ‘Big Industry’?

Although not all businesses will require a Significant Industrial User (SIU) Permit or Minor Industrial User (MIU) Permit, everyone connected to the City of Melbourne Sanitary Sewer System has to comply with the Prohibited Discharge Standards and Local Limits that are described in a City ordinance. The local law reflects state and federal requirements.

How do I know if my business needs a SIU Permit?

Complete the Industrial Pretreatment Program Wastewater Survey (a document that can be downloaded in the PDF format) and return. If a permit is required you will be provided with an application.