An ordinance to amend the city’s pretreatment sewer program was passed on second and third reading by the Plymouth Common Council Monday. The ordinance brings the city in line with new requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management standards for cities with pretreatment programs.
Plymouth Utilities Superintendent Donnie Davidson told council members that the ordinance amendment was “…mainly directed at industry…” but that there could be some crossover to some commercial customers as well. The act brings the city in line with current standard language used in EPA requirement guidelines and provides procedures to streamline paperwork and other compliance measures.
The act spells out “Best Management Practices” that businesses can do economically to control their discharge into the city utility.