Industrial Pretreatment Program

The Industrial Pretreatment Section

The Industrial Pretreatment Section administers and enforces the Federal Pretreatment Regulations and Local Limits for the City of Abilene Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Industrial Pretreatment Section has fourteen permitted Industrial Users. One of the issued permits covers an EPA Categorical Industrial User. Thirteen permits have been issued to facilities deemed to be either Significant or Non-significant Industrial Users by the section and are covered by local limits.

The Industrial Pretreatment section continuously performs inspections of new and existing facilities in the service area to determine if they have processes defined by EPA as Categorical or if they discharge industrial wastewater, which may be deemed significant, to the Abilene Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Industrial Pretreatment Section is composed of an Industrial Waste Manager/Pretreatment Coordinator and one Industrial Pretreatment Technician.

Industrial Waste Manager & Pretreatment Coordinator

Larry Baily is involved with the day-to-day management of the Pretreatment Program. His responsibilities include:

  • Correspondence
  • Data entry
  • Enforcement
  • Inspections
  • Permit writing
  • Regulatory review

He is also involved with sampling activities and other environmental projects.

If you or your environmental staff have any regulatory questions, would like to discuss any environmental issues, or need assistance finding an appropriate contact at the State or Federal level, the Industrial Pretreatment Section would be happy to assist you. You may contact us by phone at (325) 676-6042 or email Larry Bailey.