The purpose of the NMSC Industrial Pretreatment Program and its Rules and Regulations is:
- To establish uniform requirements for Industrial Users of the NMSC’s interceptors and wastewater treatment system
- To enable the NMSC to protect its sewage transport and treatment facilities, its wastewater treatment process efficiency, its ability to continue land disposal of sludge (biosolids), the natural environment, and the public health
- To be in conformity with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.
The policy of the NMSC Pretreatment Program and its Rules and Regulations is:
- To establish uniform requirements for contributors into the wastewater collection and treatment system, and to enable the NMSC to comply with applicable Federal and State laws, including the general pretreatment regulations (40 CFR, Part 403).
- To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the NMSC’s wastewater system which would:
- Interfere with the operation of the system
- Cause the treatment plant to violate its WPDES Permit
- Contaminate the sludge and/or make it unsuitable for land disposal
- Pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere.
- Pose a health threat to sewer workers
- Be otherwise incompatible with the system.
- To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewaters and sludges (biosolids) from the system.