What does the Industrial Pretreatment Program do?

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The Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) for the BOPU is the local control authority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The program permits significant and/or categorical industrial users that discharge water to the BOPU. The IPP is also responsible for enforcing the local regulations for grease traps/interceptors and for sand interceptors. The IPP works closely with our Operations and Maintenance crews to investigate suspicious discharges or blockages of sewer mains throughout the BOPU system.  Our objective is to protect the infrastructure of the sewer collections system and that of the water reclamation plants, the personnel that keep the system and plants running, and the waters that the plants discharge into.