Industrial Customers

Pretreatment Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Facility with a design flow greater than 5 million gallons per day receiving pollutants from industrial users which could cause interference or pass-through at the POTW develop and implement a Pretreatment Program.


The primary purpose of the Pretreatment Program is to protect the wastewater treatment facility from high strength discharges from industrial users. All industries wishing to discharge into the sanitary sewer system must complete an Industrial Discharge Permit (See Pretreatment Documents).  An application must be completed and submitted before a permit is issued.


It is the responsibility of the Industrial Pretreatment Program to inspect industrial facilities, sample and analyze process wastewater, and take the necessary enforcement steps on suspected violators.


Industries monitored under the pretreatment program are subject to surveillance fees and surcharges for excessive and extraordinary strength discharges. These fees shall be reviewed on an annual basis to reflect changes in operating cost.

Application Submission

Please submit the completed application to:
George Page
City of Mt. Juliet
71 E Hill Street
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122