Industrial Waste/Pretreatment

industrial waste/pretreatment processesThe Industrial Waste Section regulates industrial users of the sanitary sewer system in accordance with the Clean Water Act. County businesses are surveyed, inspected and monitored to prevent toxic or harmful substances from entering the collection system and reaching the treatment plant.

Some industrial users are required to pretreat their wastewater prior to discharge to the sewer. Benefits of pretreatment include:

  • Reduction of pollutants to, and protection of treatment plants;
  • Lower treatment and disposal costs;
  • Improve health and safety;
  • Compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations;
  • Cleaner environment.

Learn more about the National Pretreatment Program and Fairfax County.

Regulatory Requirements


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    Industrial Waste Section
    Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant
    9399 Richmond Highway
    Lorton, VA 22079
    703-550-9740 extension 252, TTY 711


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