The Wastewater Branch is responsible for permitting and compliance in accordance with the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for wastewater that discharges directly to waters of the state.
The Collection Systems Program (within the PERCS Unit) is reponsible for the various pemitting programs for wastewater collection systems. Oversight involves wastewater collection construction, operation and maintenance, and enforcement.
The Pretreatment Program controls and documents the discharge of wastewater from Significant and Categorical Industrial Users to the Publicly Owned Treatment Works.
The Non-Discharge Permitting Unit (NDPU) is responsible for the permitting and compliance of residual and wastewater effluent land application facilities, as well as the beneficial use of reclaimed water.