What is the difference between domestic waste and industrial waste?
Domestic wastewater is wastewater originating from activities such as restroom usage, washing, bathing, food preparation, and laundry.
Industrial wastewater is process wastewater originating from manufacturing, commercial businesses, mining, agricultural production and processing, and wastewater from cleanup of petroleum and chemical contaminated sites, to name a few. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/Water/wastewater/iw/index.htm), all wastewater that is not defined as domestic wastewater is considered industrial wastewater.
All industrial wastewater that discharges to domestic wastewater or reclamation treatment facility, must be regulated under the Industrial Pretreatment Program.

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1. What is pre-treatment?
2. What is the difference between domestic waste and industrial waste?
3. What is not allowed to enter the sewer system either with or without a discharge permit?
4. Which industries are regulated under the pretreatment program?
5. What is an industrial wastewater discharge permit?
6. What are the pretreatment local limits?