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What is Industrial Pretreatment?

The Broward County North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant's Industrial Pretreatment Program (BCIPP) is a federally mandated program under the Clean Water Act, which controls the discharges of commercial and industrial facilities. The primary goals of the Broward County Industrial Pretreatment Program include:
•Protecting the health and safety of the community and County workers
•Preventing the introduction of pollutants into our treatment plants that will interfere with treatment operations
•Preventing the introduction of pollutants into our treatment plants that cannot be treated and will pass through the plant and into the environment or otherwise be incompatible with treatment facilities
•Improving opportunities to beneficially use domestic wastewater residuals (reclaimed water and biosolids)
•Enforcing all applicable EPA Pretreatment Standards and State of Florida Pretreatment Regulations

Did you know?

  • Many industrial facilities processed wastewater is regulated by the Federal Government? View a list of federally regulated processes.
  • All mop wash water generated in the process areas of commercial/industrial facilities is a prohibited waste in Broward County sewer system
  • Any amount of chemicals discharged to your septic tank can negatively impact not only your septic tank waste, but your property's potable well, soil, and groundwater? Septic tank waste contaminated with chemicals will require careful evaluation and possible pretreatment prior to waste disposal.
  • All rainwater (storm water) runoff is a prohibited waste for discharge to the sewer system in Broward County? Please ensure that all storm water is properly managed on your property. If you have questions pertaining to storm water issues, please contact Environmental Protection Department @ (954) 514-9999 or at their web site.
  • If you have your domestic septic tank serviced (pumped-out) by a waste hauler, it is your responsibility to ensure that your waste is properly disposed at a Septage Receiving Facility
  • If you have your restaurant grease trap serviced (pumped-out) by a waste hauler, it is your responsibility to ensure that your waste is properly disposed at a Septage Receiving Facility or a grease processing/recycling
  • It is your right to request final disposal receipts from your septic tank waste and restaurant grease trap hauler!!! There is one Septage Receiving Facility located in Broward County, one Septage Receiving Facility located in Palm Beach County, and two Septage Receiving Facilities located in Miami-Dade County. In addition, there are several companies in your area that offer grease trap waste disposal or processing/recycling in your area.

Compliance Issue Questions

What should you do if you receive a Notice of Violation (NOV) or Warning Notice (WN) from BCOES?

Read entire document and complete requests within time limits specified to avoid escalating enforcement actions!!!

What to do when assessed a penalty on a Notice of Violation?

Wait for your invoice before paying and make the check payable to Broward County Board of County Commissioners and mail the check to the address stated in the invoice.

What to do when assessed a penalty on a Corrective Action Agreement?

Make a check payable to Broward County Board of County Commissioners and mail the check to the Manager of Compliance and Monitoring Section, Water & Wastewater Services, 2401 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33069, within 30 days to avoid the 10% late fee.