Why a permit?

Federal and state regulations, as well as municipal preventive maintenance costs, are prompting an increased level of sewer system monitoring, maintenance, and recordkeeping. The City has found that while periodic inspection of commercial kitchens helps identify and correct problems, the message about effectively preventing FOG discharge into the sewer system is often lost over time. A permit provides the means to formally convey sewer discharge requirements and the consequences of failure to comply with the requirements. The permit also serves as ready reference to these requirements that can be referred to by facility management and staff at any time. 

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1. Who Needs a Waste Discharge Permit?
2. Why these facilities?
3. Why a permit?
4. What does the permit cover?
5. How do I know if I need to install or upgrade a pretreatment system?
6. When can I anticipate an inspection?
7. Doesn’t the county health department already inspect for compliance with sewer discharge requirements?
8. Will the permit change the way inspection and enforcement is conducted?
9. What are the penalties for noncompliance?
10. Is the sewer permit program new?
11. Are there fees associated with the permit?
12. How do I apply for the permit?
13. Who do I talk to for information and assistance with this program?