What is the IPP Program?
The Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) is a cooperative effort of federal, state, and local agencies to protect water quality by reducing the amount of pollutants discharged by industry and other non-domestic sources into sewer systems and the environment.
Objectives of the Pretreatment Program:
- Protect publicly owned treatment works (POTW) from pollutants that may cause interference with wastewater treatment plant operations.
- Prevent introducing pollutants into a POTW that could pass through untreated and be discharged to receiving waters
- Manage pollutant discharges into a POTW to improve opportunities for reuse of POTW wastewater and residuals (compost).
- Prevent introducing pollutants into a POTW that could cause worker health or safety concerns, or that could pose a potential endangerment to the public or to the environment.
The term "pretreatment" refers to the requirement that non-domestic sources discharging wastewater to sewer system to control their discharges, and meet limits established by EPA, the State of New Jersey or the local municipality. This may necessitate prevention techniques, production practice improvements or treatment prior to discharge of waste into the sewer system by a company.
Questions in reference to the Authority Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) Please see Rules and Regulations or contact Mr. Chris Whalen at (856) 467-1650 Ext. 16.