What is the purpose of this permit?
State waste discharge permits either prevent pollution of groundwater or prevent the upset of wastewater treatment systems by limiting the discharge of pollutants.
- Facilities that discharge wastewater pollutants to land must apply for a State Wastewater Discharge Permit to Discharge Industrial Wastewater to Ground Water by Land Treatment or Application.
- Industrial facilities that discharge wastewater to privately or publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants must obtain a State Wastewater Discharge Permit to Discharge Industrial Wastewater to a Publicly-Owned Works (POTW) unless it has obtained a pretreatment discharge permit issued by a delegated municipality.
See the ORIA Regulatory Handbook pages for those permits for more details.