SRCSD's Wastewater Source Control Section is responsible for providing regulatory oversight of sewer discharges in our service area, with an emphasis on industrial and commercial (non-residential) customers. The goal is to protect the conveyance system and the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant from harmful discharges, and there are many activities needed to do this, including permitting, sampling, enforcement and oversight related to industrial discharges. To help, SRSCD implements significant source reduction programs, outreach and education programs and incident response.
What Businesses Need a Discharge Permit?
Businesses that meet any of the following criteria may need to obtain a wastewater discharge permit:
- Discharges wastewater exceeding 25,000 gallons/day (excluding domestic wastewater)
- Classified as a "categorical user" in accordance with the listing established by the EPA(40 CFR Chapter 1, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471)
- Performs solvent dry cleaning, mobile pressure washing or liquid waste hauling
- Discharges wastewater resulting from groundwater remediation projects
A wastewater discharge permit may also be required for non-domestic discharges of a special nature as determined by SRCSD.
All questions regarding the need for a permit should be directed to the WSCS at (916) 875-6470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.