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Wastewater Facility Permitting

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worker reading lab resultsPermitting Process

The permitting process is used to help assure that necessary minimum design standards and criteria are met for all new wastewater facilities and as a periodic check that the necessary planning, management, operation, and maintenance requirements are being met.

Wastewater Facility Permitting

We have delegation from the Florida Departement of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to issue permits on behalf of the FDEP for both domestic and industrial wastewater facilities.  This authorization is limited to non-NPDES activities. The permits we issue are listed below:

Domestic Wastewater Permit Type

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • New Construction
    • Renewal
    • Substantial Revision
    • Minor Revision
    • Transfer
  • Residuals Management
    • Residual Management Facility
    • Land Application Sites
  • Collection Transmission System
    • Construction Permit
    • General Permit
    • Certificate of Completion (Approval)

    FDEP Domestic Wastewater Forms

Industrial Wastewater Permit Type

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • New Construction
    • Renewals
    • Substantial Revision
    • Minor Revision
    • Back to Back Ind. Wastewater Permit Transfer
  • General Permits
    • Car Wash
    • Tomato Wash
    • Laundromat

    FDEP Industrial Wastewater Forms

We also review domestic and industrial wastewater NPDES permit applications under our own authority provided by EPC’s Enabling Act, Chapter 84-446, and provide direct review comments to the FDEP.

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