Business & Industrial Users

  1. Kevin Kaplan

    Pretreatment Administrator
    Phone: 724-776-4806 x1513

All new businesses must submit a Wastewater Survey Application for Discharge Permit.  After reviewing the information, the Township will determine if your business fits certain criteria and may be issued a Wastewater Discharge Permit.

Chapter 19, Wastewater Pretreatment lists general and specific discharge prohibitions that are applicable to all users of the system, whether they are industries, commercial facilities, or residents. 

The Ordinance also describes conditions under which an industrial facility will be considered a Significant Industrial User and issued a Wastewater Discharge Permit to further control the discharge of certain pollutants.  

Significant Industrial User Conditions

  • Industries that are subject to Categorical Pretreatment Standards according to Federal Regulation.
  • Industries that discharge an average of 25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater.
  • Industries that contribute a process waste stream which makes up 5% or more of the average dry weather capacity of the treatment plant.
  • Other industries that have a reasonable potential to adversely affect the treatment system.

Requirements of a Significant Industrial User

  • Enter into a wastewater permit
  • Submit to Cranberry Township pretreatment Inspections
  • Monitor and restrict wastewater flows and/or pollutants as specified in wastewater permit
  • Submit Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR’s) to Cranberry Township on a regular basis