Commercial Best Management Practices

Our Industrial Pretreatment program regulates discharges from many commercial facilities through Best Management Practices. By effectively implementing these practices, many commercial businesses may avoid JEA environmental permits and the costs associated with maintaining the permit.

Mercury Waste Management in Dental Offices

Amalgam Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Dental Facilities are designed to comply with environmental regulations, prevent pollution, and assist dental offices in the proper management of mercury and amalgam waste in their day-to-day activities. 
Read the Guide for Mercury Waste Management in Dental Offices 

Food Service Establishments

Residual fats, oils and grease (FOG) is a by-product from food service establishments. Typically, FOG enters a facility's plumbing system from dishware washing, floor cleaning, and equipment sanitation. Following best management practices will reduce plumbing expenses and the disposal fees associated with the materials removed from your trap during maintenance.
Read the Guide for Fats, Oils and Grease in Food Service Establishments 

Cooling Towers

Management of cooling tower blow down is necessary to prevent fouling and efficiently use the makeup water resource. This water is often discharged to the sanitary sewer system.
Read the Guide for Cooling Towers 

Auto Repair Facilities 

Incidents of automobile fluids entering the sewer collection system can be both dangerous and costly to investigate and clean up. Best Management Practices (BMP) are designed to help facilities comply with environmental regulations and prevent pollution at the source.
Read the Guide for Auto Repair Facilities 

Vehicle and Other Equipment Washing Facilities

This guide is intended to help owners and operators of vehicle and other equipment wash facilities using 100% closed-loop recycle systems understand applicable Department regulations.
Read the Guide for Vehicle and Other Equipment Washing Facilities 

Commercial Imaging

The Commercial Imaging Guide to the Code of Management Practice is a set of recommended operating procedures designed to reduce both the amount of silver and the overall volume of photographic processing solutions discharged to the drain. This guide has been written for pre-press operations, micrographics and other commercial imaging facilities. 
Read the Guide for Commercial Imaging 

Diagnostic and Industrial X-Ray Film Processors

This Guide has been written for hospitals, dental offices, chiropractic clinics, veterinary clinics and industrial X-ray film processing (i.e., nondestructive testing) facilities. It contains a set of recommended operating procedures designed to reduce the amount of silver in film processing solutions AND the overall volume of solution discharged to the drain. 
Read the Guide for Diagnostic and Industrial X-Ray Film Processors 

Photo Processors

The Code of Management Practice Guide for Photo Processors is a set of recommended operating procedures designed to reduce both the amount of silver and the overall volume of solutions discharged to the drain.
Read the Guide for Photo Processors 

Embalming Facilities

Embalming operations discharging blood, body fluids and various preservation chemicals used in the embalming process present a potential problem to the proper treatment of sanitary wastewater. By following these best management practices, embalming facilities may be exempt from obtaining a JEA Industrial User Discharge Permit. 
Read the Guide for Embalming Facilities 

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