Customers that discharge wastewater that is stronger than typical residential waste water are charged a strong waste surcharge to cover the additional costs associated with transporting and treating their waste water.
Backflow Prevention Program
The Backflow Prevention Program protects the public water system from contamination. All backflow preventers are required to be tested annually. Many businesses are required to submit annual testing reports to Public Utilities documenting that their backflow preventers are in working order.
Industrial Pretreatment Program
Businesses that discharge wastewater with unusual characteristics may be required to obtain an industrial pretreatment permit from Public Utilities. Please contact Public Utilities if you have any questions about this program.