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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 Application for Industrial Discharge Permit. The permit will be issued by the director with discharge limits for each individual industry. The permit is valid for five years. An application must be completed and submitted along with a $50 processing fee before the permit is granted.

Application Submission
Please submit the completed application to either:
  • Steve Huffman
    Pretreatment Coordinator
    2032 Blanton Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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.

All industries discharging into the sanitary sewer system must comply with the provisions set forth in Section 33 - 32 of the city’s Sewer Use Ordinance.

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.

Hauled Waste
Hauled septage from residential septic tanks may be discharged at the POTW after receiving a discharge permit.

All haulers are required to possess a valid discharge permit prior to being allowed to discharge. Failure to adhere to the terms of the permit may result in penalties and/or revocation of the permit. All haulers must comply with the special permit conditions.


Contact Us
Steve Huffman
Pretreatment Coordinator

2032 Blanton Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: (615) 848-3225
Mobile: (615) 642-4189
Fax: (615) 895-1241