Industrial Pretreatment

The City of Taylor provides sewer service to over 17,779 residential and commercial customers. A sanitary sewer system of over 110 miles of pipe conveys an average flow of 1.6 MGD (million gallons per day) to the wastewater treatment plant.  The City owns and operates the Mustang Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and is permitted by the TCEQ to discharge treated wastewater, TPDES PERMIT NO. WQ0010299001.

Industrial Pretreatment

As part of the approved TPDES permit, governed by the EPA in 40 CFR 403, the City implements a Pretreatment Program. It is the mission of the pretreatment program to protect:

  • Public Health
  • The Environment
  • Sewer system
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Utility workers

This is accomplished by regulating what is put into the sewer system. The pretreatment program implements regulations by inspecting, sampling, and permitting businesses that cause or have the potential to cause harm.

Grease Trap Program

As part of the pretreatment program, the City regulates restaurants and other businesses that do, or may, discharge too much fats, oils, or grease (FOG).

Depending on what your business does and the waste it discharges, you may be required to have a trap or interceptor to keep FOG and excessive solids out of the sewer system. This requirement is for new and existing facilities.

Fats Oils and Grease Flyer

Informative Links

EPA - National Pretreatment Program | US EPA

TCEQ - Industrial Wastewater Discharges: Am I Regulated? - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.texas.gov


Governing Regulations

Taylor City Sewer Use Ordinance

Chapter 29 - WATER, SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL | Code of Ordinances | Taylor, TX | Municode Library

State Code – 30 TAC 315

Federal Code – 40 CFR 403



  1. James Lamb

    Industrial Pretreatment Officer
    Phone: 512-352-3251

  2. Naptally Laprade

    Wastewater Plant Supervisor/Assistant Utility Superientendent

  3. Sam Thomas

    Utility Superintendent

Notification Board

January 14, 2022

We are starting to send out user surveys to commercial and industrial users of the sewer system, so don’t be surprised to find a letter from the Pretreatment Department in the coming months. The letter will contain a Survey letter, and it will also contain an Industrial User Survey.

What is the Industrial User (IU) Survey? Industrial users of a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) can have potential to: cause passthrough or interference of pollutants with the wastewater treatment system’s treatment process, cause sludge contamination or pose a safety threat to workers at these systems.

The survey’s objective is to identify any industrial users whose discharge triggers the requirement to develop a pretreatment program. The survey also identifies all industrial users that have potential to cause pass-through or interference of pollutants with the wastewater treatment system’s treatment process, cause sludge contamination or pose a safety threat to workers at these systems.

Please take note of due dates and contact us with any questions.