Pollution Prevention: Best-Fit Approaches for the Industrial Pretreatment Program in Jacksonville, Florida

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Organizational Unit

University College, Environmental Policy and Management


Environmental Policy And Management

First Advisor

Steven Bissell


Clean Water Act, Factory and trade waste, Florida, Jacksonville, General pretreatment regulations, Jacksonville Electric Authority, Planning, Pollution prevention, Pretreatment, Sewage disposal plants, United States


Pretreatment programs control the concentration and types of waste discharged into sanitary sewers. While pretreatment programs have been effective in controlling waste discharges, incidents still occur that cause pollutants to pass untreated through Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and into waterways. Pollution prevention could help reduce these incidents. Written interviews of regulated industries and regulators were conducted to determine pollution prevention currently used and the level of interest in additional programs. Data suggests that Jacksonville's permitted industries would accept some pollution prevention supports or requirements from the pretreatment program. Programs acceptable to regulated industries vary from permit requirements to public recognition for implementing pollution prevention programs. Implementation of pollution prevention programs would have positive results for industries and the community.

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