Public Utilities has multiple programs aimed at protecting its wastewater treatment plants

Industrial pretreatment program

This program oversees and issues permits for commercial and industrial facilities who discharge industrial wastes into the County’s wastewater (sanitary sewer) system. These discharges are subject to federal pretreatment regulations, along with County limits and pretreatment standards.

Industrial User Permit Application

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Dental amalgam removal program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a rule to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into wastewater systems. Dental offices are required to submit compliance reports for dental dischargers. This report is required, including for offices who need to register exemption criteria.

Check out the EPA's Dental Effluent Guidelines for more information and FAQs.

Filing the report

Dental offices or dental office representatives can fill out the online compliance report and upload the supporting documentation. A "wet signature" is required by the EPA, so you will also need to send in a paper version with the signature, but if you fill out the online version, you will not need to include the attachments with the paper version (Fillable PDF or Printable PDF) just a copy of the online form you filled out, which will be included in the confirmation email automatically sent to you after you hit submit.

Online Dental Amalgam Compliance Report

Grease management and hauler registration programs

This program conducts scheduled and unannounced inspections at non-permitted facilities (i.e. food service establishments, automotive repair and maintenance garages, car wash facilities, and commercial laundries) and registers entities to pump or haul grease interceptor or trap wastes within Hillsborough County. These programs are designed to monitor and control the discharge of fats, oils and grease within the county.

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Contact us

For questions or more information, contact us at the numbers below:

  • Industrial pretreatment  and dental amalgam removal programs
  • Grease management and hauler programs
    • Management - (813) 272-5977 ext. 43515
    • Hauler program - (813) 272-5977 ext. 43269
    • Email -
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