Industrial Wastewater NPDES Permit RenewalIndustry:
The client is a producer of personal care products with multiple manufacturing facilities worldwide. As part of the manufacturing process, the client withdraws water from local surface water bodies, uses the water for processing and cooling, treats the process water in an on-site wastewater treatment facility, and subsequently discharges the treated water back to surface water. Treatment and discharge of the process water requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, which requires renewal every five years. The renewal process is not simplistic, especially for this facility, which has multiple process lines and subsequently multiple intake, influent, effluent, and outfall sampling locations, not to mention a complex state-based permit renewal application process.