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Implementing an Approved Pretreatment Program: Requirements to Meet

Minimum requirements of publicly owned treatment works for an approved Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program for the pretreatment of wastewater.

Your TPDES domestic or municipal wastewater permit or, in a few cases, industrial wastewater permit will establish whether you must develop, implement, and enforce an approved pretreatment program.

As an approved pretreatment program:

There are many opportunities for your staff to get training about pretreatment.

In overseeing your approved program, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will perform an audit once every five years and schedule periodic pretreatment inspections between audits.

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