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Industrial Pretreatment Program

Major Objectives of the Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP): 
(1) Prevent the introduction of pollutants into Beaver Lake, and therefore the municipal drinking water supply (2) Prevent the introduction of pollutants into the wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) that may pass through and damage fish or other wildlife and their habitat, cause injury to personnel, or harmfully affect WWTP processes
(3) Prevent the discharge of pollutants that violate the WWTP's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit
(4) Improve opportunities for reuse and recycling of wastewater and biosolids

How the Program Works:
To successfully achieve the objectives listed above, the Industrial Pretreatment Program issues permits to larger industries and handles transported waste from portable toilets/septic tanks. The program also ensures that concentrations of any pollutants in their wastewater comply with the requirements of the City Code. The IPP regularly collects wastewater from industries for testing and monitors their pretreatment systems.

Why It's Important:
Untreated industrial chemicals and hazardous or toxic waste cannot be dumped into the City of Fayetteville sewer system. These substances, because of their chemical, physical, or biological nature, pose a potential risk to life, health, or property if they are handled improperly. Refer to the "Frequently Asked Questions" section to learn more about proper industrial or household waste disposal.

For questions about domestic or industrial wastewater discharges and limitations, septic or other transported wastes, contact Industrial Pretreatment Program Coordinator Denise Georgiou at (479) 443-3292. For all other questions, contact Project Manager Duyen Tran at (479) 443-3292.