Industries often use a large amount of water and chemicals in their manufacturing processes. Some industries use or produce highly specialized and potentially hazardous substances by their nature, such as pharmaceutical producers. Accordingly, there are industry-specific recommendations and requirements to minimize pollutants going to the sewer system.
MMSD also issues permits to specific types of industries as part of its Pretreatment Program. Whether your facility has a permit or not, the following actions can help minimize pollution at your facility and protect water quality.