Waste Discharge Program

Dental amalgam separator systems
General materials statutes, rules, protocols, schedule, delegation information, license list, tax exemptions, etc.)
General permits
Municipal/Industrial

  • Municipal discharges include the discharge of waste water from municipal or quasi-municipal public sewer systems.
  • Industrial discharges include the discharge of process water water, cooling water and other contaminated waters from industrial or commercial sources.

Overboard Discharges
Sand/Salt
Stormwater information (MEPDES)
Subsurface Waste Discharge Program

The wastewater discharge law requires that a license be obtained for the discharge of pollutants to a stream, river, wetland, or lake of the state, or to the ocean. Typical discharges include sanitary waste water and process water from industrial or commercial activities.  A license is also required for the discharge of pollutants to groundwater, except for subsurface disposal systems installed under the State Plumbing Code.