Industrial Pretreatment

JEA Industrial Pretreatment is responsible for the administration of the National Pretreatment Program in areas serviced by JEA-owned wastewater facilities. JEA has been recognized for its robust pollution prevention programs, community outreach efforts, and internal process improvements and controls leading to dramatic reductions in pollutant loadings to JEA Water Reclamation Facilities.

The National Pretreatment Program, which began in 1972 under the Clean Water Act, is a cooperative effort of federal, state and local environmental agencies. JEA’s Industrial Pretreatment program received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act First Place Award for outstanding large IP program in 2007.

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National Pretreatment Program

Objectives of the National Pretreatment Program are accomplished through permitting and compliance activities at the local, state, and federal levels. Individual industrial facilities are regulated by the local control authorities, which are responsible for tracking compliance with applicable federal categorical and local regulations. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulates local Control Authorities Florida. The US EPA regulates state Industrial Pretreatment programs.

National Pretreatment Program Regulations

  • Protect Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) from pollutants that may interfere with plant operation
  • Prevent pollutants that may pass through untreated from being introduced to the POTW
  • Improve opportunities for the POTW to reuse wastewater and sludge that is generated 

Local Regulations

Federal and State Regulations

Analytical Methods for the Pretreatment Program

Industrial Pretreatment Awards 2019

JEA honored 35 companies at its Industrial Pretreatment Awards for achieving 100% environmental compliance in 2018. Congratulations to all the winners.

14 Stars - Swisher International

12 Stars - Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC

9 Stars - Anheuser Busch InBev – Jacksonville Brewery, Owens Corning Fiberglass, Whitewave, Inc. - Extraction Facility

8 Stars - CSX Transportation, Inc. - Moncrief Yard, Flowers Baking Co. of Jacksonville, Inc., Shaw's Southern Belle Frozen Foods, Inc. 

7 Stars - Alsco, Inc., Metal Container Corp., Contanda Terminals, LLC

Gold - 5 Stars - Cintas Corporation, CSX Transportation West Jacksonville Yard, JEA - Kennedy Generating Station, NuStar Jacksonville Terminal, Water Recovery, LLC.

4 Stars - Johnson & Johnson Vision Care 

3 Stars - Bacardi Bottling Corporation, Malnove, Inc.

2 Stars - American Coolair Corp., Aramark Uniform Services, Inc., FMC, JEA Brandy Branch Generating Station, Kraft Heinz Company, Maxwell House Coffee, 

Environmental Stewardship Award - 1 Star - Coca-Cola Refreshment USA, Inc., Enkei, Goodwill Industries North Florida, JEA Northside Generating Station, K&G Box, Kraft Heinz, Packaging Corporation of America, Pan-Glo Florida, Roux Laboratories, Inc., Saft America, Inc., Technical Painting Jacksonville, Inc.

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