Bureau of Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program (MIPP)

Department of Public Works

Overview

The Bureau is dedicated to providing effective and equitable enforcement of federal and local industrial wastewater regulations. The Bureau goal is to protect the environment, health of regional residents and workers, condition of the sanitary sewer system, and wastewater treatment plant processes. The Bureau will accomplish this through the consistent application of regulations and policies, purposeful sampling and inspection activities, and keeping abreast of changes in regulations and industrial processes.

2020 Accomplishments

  1. Met PADEP Chapter 94 Municipal Wasteload Management annual reporting requirements.
  2. Met USEPA pretreatment program annual reporting requirements.
  3. Completed required sampling, inspection, and program requirements despite complications introduced by both the global pandemic and the months-long effects from the physical attack of City’s computer system, and being down one staff person for the entire year.
  4. Invoiced over $500,000 in surcharge costs and analytical costs.
  5. Assisted with submission of the annual Air Inventory Management System (AIMS) report associated with the treatment plant’s State-issued air permit and the treatment plant’s Emergency Response Plan components.

2021 Goals & Objectives

  1. Meet PADEP Chapter 94 Municipal Wasteload Management annual reporting requirements.The pretreatment program will meet USEPA pretreatment program annual reporting requirements.
  2. Meet sampling, inspection, and pretreatment program requirements.
  3. Staff will complete continuing education requirements to maintain Pennsylvania wastewater operator’s licensure.
  4. Staff will complete the USEPA multi-year local limits evaluation project.

2021 Revenue & Expense Changes

Revenue:


  1. $1,000 decrease in from revenue is expected for Sampling/Analytical Fees.
  2. $25,000 decrease in revenue is expected from Surcharge due to industry closure and/or changes in industry processes.

Expense:

  1. An increase from $7,500 to $18,950 is expected in Laboratory Fees.
  2. Vehicle associated costs (Vehicle Repair Service, Vehicle Parts/Accessories, Vehicle Fuels) all nominally decrease due to leasing a new vehicle.
  3. Laboratory Supplies decreases from $4,000 to $2,720 to more accurately reflect anticipated costs.
  4. Other Supplies/Materials decreases from $665 to $175 to more accurately reflect expected costs.
  5. Association Dues/Conferences increases slightly from $700 to $960 to more accurately reflect expected costs.

Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program - 441: Revenue by Type - Charges for Services

Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program - 421: Expenses by Type

Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program - 441: Revenues & Expenses