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File #: 21-2462   
Type: City Code Amendments
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 4/29/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance amending Chapter 34 of the City Code "Water and Sewers", at Article V, Division 3 for modifications to the San Antonio Water System's Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Program to comply with new federal regulatory requirements, and providing for publication. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Director, Public Works]
Attachments: 1. Chapter 34 INDUSTRIAL WASTE Proposed Code Change, 2. Resolution 2021-47, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2021-04-29-0283
DEPARTMENT: Public Works


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

City Code Amendment: Modifications to Chapter 34 (Water and Sewers)


SUMMARY:

Public Works requests, on behalf of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), City Council's approval of an ordinance adopting amendments to Chapter 34, Article V, Division 3 of the City Code. These amendments to SAWS' industrial wastewater pretreatment program are required to meet new federal and state requirements, modify and streamline program processes and clarify existing wording for regulatory purposes.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Program is a federally mandated system of protocols, pollutant limits and regulations intended to control the types and concentrations of pollutants discharged by commercial and industrial sources into the sanitary sewer system. The program is intended to protect the operational integrity of the wastewater treatment plants and without its regulations, excessive concentrations of pollutants, corrosives and toxins could interfere with sewage treatment.

Chapter 34, Article V, Division 3 of the City Code describes SAWS' pretreatment program which seeks to reduce or eliminate the discharge of harmful pollutants into the sanitary sewer system by permitted discharges. The proposed ordinance amends this section of the city code to comply with federal and state requirements.


ISSUE:

Chapter 34 of the City Code is required to be amended to meet new Federal and State requirements, modify and streamline program processes and clarify existing wording for regulatory purposes.

The SAWS Board of Trustees approved resolution No. 2021-047 on February 2, 2021, approving modifications to the SAWS' pretreatment program to include the required updates to existing regulations and requirements. The proposed changes are summarized below.

Chapter 34, Article V, Division 3 (Industrial Waste)

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