Apply for or Renew a Wastewater Discharge Permit

The wastewater discharge permit process helps the City maintain water quality by controlling what industrial businesses release into the City water system.[Salem Revised Code Chapter 74]

Apply for a new permit

Any business that wants to discharge industrial wastewater to the City’s water treatment processing must first get a wastewater discharge permit. The initial application must be submitted to Environmental Services 90 days prior to discharge. Once your application is approved, you will be sent an invoice for the initial wastewater permit fee. See Fees below.

Facilities that generate regulated wastewater but do not discharge the wastewater to the City’s system, must apply for a zero wastewater discharge permit.

Renew your wastewater discharge permit

If your existing wastewater discharge permit needs to be renewed, fill out the renewal application and submit to Environmental Services. Permit renewal applications must submitted no less than 90 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing permit. Upon review of the application, Environmental Services will determine the length of the permit renewal and you will be sent an invoice for the wastewater permit renewal fee. See Fees below.

Processing and compliance

Information on processing and compliance with standards is required to satisfy Federal General Pretreatment Regulations 403.12, including submittal of baseline monitoring reports.

  
DescriptionFilter
  
  
  
Hauled Waste Disposal Fees
Food waste and Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG)(per gallon)
$0.05
$0.05
Hauled Waste Disposal Fees
Domestic Waste Sludge (per gallon)
$0.06
$0.06
Hauled Waste Disposal Fees
Leachate (per gallon)
$0.03
$0.03
Hauled Waste Disposal Fees
Discharge Fee for Septic Waste (per gallon)
$0.12
$0.12
Significant Industrial Users
Industrial base charge (per account)
$2,072.88
$2,135.07
$2,135.07
Significant Industrial Users
Institutional base charge (per account)
$1,161.83
$1,196.68
$1,196.68
Significant Industrial Users
Flow (per million gallons)
$3,502.33
$3,607.40
$3,607.40
Significant Industrial Users
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (per 1,000 lbs) Volume (per ccf)
$366.57
$377.57
$377.57
Significant Industrial Users
Total Suspended Solids (per 1,000 lbs)
$260.60
$268.42
$268.42
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Industrial Wastewater Permit - Initial Application
$541.00
$549.00
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Wastewater Permit Renewal Fee
$181.00
$184.00
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Missing Septic Hauler Manifest Additional Occurrences
$57.00
$58.00
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Missing Septic Hauler Manifest 1st Occurrence
$29.00
$30.00
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Oil and Grease Test
$100.00
$102.00
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Laboratory Metals/Cyanide Test
$51.00
$52.00
Wastewater Service and Permit Fees
Significant Industrial User Annual Pretreatment
$801.00
$911.23

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​Wastewater Discharge Permit Fees

 Significant Industrial Users

DescriptionFilter
  
  
  
Industrial base charge (per account)
$2,072.88
$2,135.07
$2,135.07
Institutional base charge (per account)
$1,161.83
$1,196.68
$1,196.68
Flow (per million gallons)
$3,502.33
$3,607.40
$3,607.40
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (per 1,000 lbs) Volume (per ccf)
$366.57
$377.57
$377.57
Total Suspended Solids (per 1,000 lbs)
$260.60
$268.42
$268.42

 Wastewater Service and Permit Fees

DescriptionFilter
  
  
  
Industrial Wastewater Permit - Initial Application
$541.00
$549.00
Wastewater Permit Renewal Fee
$181.00
$184.00
Missing Septic Hauler Manifest Additional Occurrences
$57.00
$58.00
Missing Septic Hauler Manifest 1st Occurrence
$29.00
$30.00
Oil and Grease Test
$100.00
$102.00
Laboratory Metals/Cyanide Test
$51.00
$52.00
Significant Industrial User Annual Pretreatment
$801.00
$911.23

 Hauled Waste Disposal Fees

DescriptionFilter
  
  
  
Food waste and Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG)(per gallon)
$0.05
$0.05
Domestic Waste Sludge (per gallon)
$0.06
$0.06
Leachate (per gallon)
$0.03
$0.03
Discharge Fee for Septic Waste (per gallon)
$0.12
$0.12