The Broken Arrow Pretreatment Program administers local, state, and federal regulations to control pollutants discharged from commercial and industrial users (IUs), within the City of Broken Arrow, which may interfere with the City’s ability to reclaim and adequately treat wastewater. The City’s Water Reclamation System consists of two Wastewater Treatment Plants and 29 pump stations; pumping and treating up to 26 million gallons per day.
Wastewater Treatment Plants are designed to treat typical household wastes and biodegradable commercial and industrial wastes. Commercial and industrial facilities that discharge toxic pollutants to the treatment plants may be very detrimental to treatment plant processes and the environment. IUs which discharge pollutants into the City’s Water Reclamation System are required to install, operate, and adequately maintain pretreatment equipment to remove pollutants that could otherwise damage, obstruct, interfere with, or pass through the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Examples of such pollutants include heavy metals, dental amalgam, cyanides, toxic organics, and acidic or basic wastes from industrial operations. Heavy metals and some organic chemicals which cannot be treated by the biological treatment process can threaten the bacteria which are necessary to the treatment process at the wastewater treatment plants.
The Pretreatment Program protects the treatment process and keeps costs down by working with local businesses to minimize pollutant discharges. Activities of the City's Pretreatment Program include the review of pretreatment designs, the issuance of permits, facility inspections, monitoring of facilities (wastewater sample collection), review of industry self-monitoring reports, enforcement, and public awareness activities.
Wastewater Discharge Permitting
Industrial Pretreatment fees can be found in the Manual of Fees.