Commercial and industrial customers are required to provide wastewater treatment as necessary to comply with the LRW Ordinance and any facilities necessary for compliance are provided, operated and maintained at the customer's expense. Detailed plans describing such facilities and operating procedures must be submitted to LRW for review and approval.
The pretreatment ordinance was developed to regulate the discharge of industrial wastewater to the public sewer system. In addition to regulating the public sewer systems, this ordinance gives LRW the authority to penalize violators that disturb the public sewer system.
Commercial and industrial customers are responsible and must also comply with all state and federal regulations applicable to their specific operations. The following are links for access to state and federal regulations and requirements:
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
US Environmental Protection Agency