Pretreatment Industrial User Permits


Picture of a plate pressEPA (this link will take you out of the SD website) developed the Pretreatment Program as part of the NPDES program. South Dakota was delegated the authority for the the Pretreatment Program on December 30, 1993. The Pretreatment Program regulates industrial discharges into sanitary sewers. The goal of this program is to prevent industrial discharges from impacting the wastewater treatment system or passing through the treatment system into the environment. The program is also designed to protect the safety of the treatment plant workers and ensure that the biosolids that are left over after treatment can be safely disposed of.


In South Dakota, we issue permits to industries that are considered to be significant contributors to a municipal sewer system. These permits regulate the allowable level of pollutants that can be discharged into the sewer. Permittees are required to sample their discharge and report these results to the state.



For more information about Pretreatment Industrial User permits, contact Tina McFarling at (605) 773-3351. EPA has information about the National Pretreatment Program available on the internet.