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The at Broward Countys' Industrial Pretreatment Program strive to keep the public aware of all our latest accomplishments and of any news worthy happenings that can help to effect and enhance your life in a positive way. Check this page regularly as we will continue to bring you a constant flow of new information.

Did you know that many industrial facilities process wastewater is regulated by the Federal Government? View a list of federally regulated processes.

Did you know that all mop wash water generated in the process areas of commercial/industrial facilities is a prohibited waste in Broward County sewer system?

Did you know that 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.

Did you know that 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.

Did you know that 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?

Did you know that 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.

Questions Regarding Compliance Issues

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.