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Water Pollution
Programs

The Water Pollution Section of the Laboratory/Water Pollution Division oversees four major programs:

 

  1. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Program which includes the sampling and inspection of Wichita Falls industries and businesses for compliance with local, state, and federal water pollution regulations, the issuance of Industrial Wastewater Permits to EPA Categorical and Significant Industries, investigation of complaints regarding improper disposal of industrial wastes, and the licensing and inspection of Liquid Waste Haulers.

 

For your convenience, a copy of the Industrial Pretreatment Program Ordinance (City of Wichita Falls Ordinance 25-2002), is available online in Adobe Acrobat Reader format.  Additionally, the Industrial Pretreatment Program Questionnaires are also available online. If you are a Noncategorical Industry, then you can download that questionnaire in Adobe Acrobat Reader format. If you are a Categorical Industry, then you can download that questionnaire. If you are not sure which category of industrial discharger you are, please contact our office at 940-761-7832, and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is available free of charge.

 

  1. The Wichita County Watershed Preservation Program, which includes the sampling of water run-off and local drainage canals, creeks, rivers, and lakes, the investigation of water pollution complaints, whether industrial, commercial, or residential in origin, and the investigation and abatement of public nuisances.

 

  1. The City of Wichita Falls Grease Trap program, governed by City of Wichita Falls Ordinance 62-2004, requires that all food service establishments, food preparation faculties, and other facilities that cook and serve food must in have installed grease interceptors to discharge into the City’s sewage system.  This division is charged with the inspection, permitting, and monitoring of these facilities and this program.

 

  1. The inspection and permitting of Liquid Waste Hauling vehicles who utilize the City’s Public Owned Treatment Works (Sewer Plant) to discharge their loads of waste.  The division inspects each truck prior to permitting for leaks, or other factors that could cause spillage or damage to city streets or other property.  If they pass this inspection, then they are permitted to haul liquid waste within the city limits of Wichita Falls.  It is illegal to haul any liquid waste within the City without a permit issued by this division.

 

Investigation

The Water Pollution Section also cooperates with the Wichita Falls Fire Department in hazardous material incident investigation and evaluation, the investigation and evaluation of suspected public health hazards.

 

Contact the Water Pollution Section

You can reach the Water Pollution Section from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 761-7832.