The Chemical Control Program reviews the plans of all new Commercial and Industrial
buildings and tenant improvements. During the plan review, city inspectors
determine if there are specific requirements for sewer lines and if there will
be treatment of the wastes. If a building is being built as a shell or spec
building, there may not be many requirements other than for a Sewer Test Manhole,
to be installed for each building, on the private portion of the sewer lateral.
The SCRWA Ordinance prescribes what wastes and materials cannot be discharged
into the sanitary sewer. It is very important that when a building is being built
for a specific use or occupancy or a tenant improvement is made that the plans
indicate the kinds of waste water that will be generated. There are some Standard
Plan Check Comments that can be viewed.
In addition to the SCRWA ordinance that prescribes discharge restrictions
and prohibitions, there are some policy documents available to provide specific
Grease Interceptor Policy for Commercial Kitchens:
GREASE TRAP / INTERCEPTOR MAINTENANCE LOG
Car Washing Policy: Car Wash ( all vehicle ) water shall discharge to a Sand Oil
Sand and Oil interceptor Policy: Provides a standard for sizing and
installation. Rain water may not be allowed to enter the interceptor, which
typically then requires the washing to be done indoors or under a canopy.