The Industrial Monitoring and Pretreatment Program regulates Industrial facilities that discharge process wastewater to the City of Memphis wastewater collection and transmission system (WCTS). Based upon the number of discharges, the Program is currently the largest in Tennessee and EPA Region 4, and also ranks in the top 20 largest Programs in the country. The objective of the Program is to ensure the protection of human health and the environment through the application of engineering and scientific principles focused on industrial discharges to the WCTS. Industrial discharges must not physically damage the WCTS or impede the wastewater treatment process. Industrial facilities that meet the criteria of a Significant Industrial User (SIU) must be permitted by the Program before discharging to the WCTS.
The Project Excellence Award
The City of Memphis was presented the Project Excellence Award for their Smart Sensor Monitoring Network at the KY/TN Water Professionals 2021 Conference in Chattanooga, TN on 8/17/2021.