The purpose of the Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) is to protect the wastewater plants and sewer system, protect the health and safety of the workers in the wastewater plants and sewer system, prevent violations of the NPDES permits, protect the receiving water and enhance biosolids reuse and water reclamation.
To accomplish these purposes, IPP permits, inspects, and monitors industrial dischargers as well as enforcing the applicable discharge regulations. The IPP's legal authority to implement and enforce this program derives from the City Ordinance. (Sewer Use Ordinance)
The Industrial Pretreatment Program also surveys all businesses that use water to make things. Permits are issued to some of those businesses. Permitted businesses currently include metal finishers, food processors, textile manufacturers, producers of chemicals, plastics, and drugs as well as commercial laundries. The Permit Application form can be found under the Useful Links menu.
Carrie Boyd, Industrial Pretreatment Supervisor
Ward Water Filtration Plant
PO Box 230
High Point, NC 27261
ph: 336.883.3090 fax: 336.883.3109