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Industrial Wastewater Permitting     Central District  

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Ali Kazi PE, Manager


Is this Industrial Wastewater, or something else?

To be Industrial Wastewater....

  • Must be waste
  • Must be liquid
  • Must not be Domestic Wastewater (water from sinks, drains, showers and toilets)
  • Can not be Hazardous Waste
  • Can not be uncontaminated rainwater (that's Stormwater)

Some examples of Industrial Wastewater Facilities regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection

  • Car Washes
  • Citrus Processing
  • Concrete Batch Plants
  • Dairy Industries
  • Dewatering from both Petroleum and non-petroleum contaminated sites (Chapter 62.621.300 (1) and (2), Florida Administrative Code) 
  • Discharges of demineralization concentrate from Water Treatment Facilities
  • Groundwater Remediation Sites
  • Mushroom Farms
  • Power Plants- some wastewater activities at Power Plants

Is this Industrial Wastewater?

Vehicle Washing Operations

Florida Statute Section 403.087 requires that any stationary source of potential pollution requires a current valid permit on an Exemption for construction, operation, maintenance, etc of such a source.  Vehicle Wash Water is considered industrial wastewater and a stationary source of potential pollution.  

Some vehicle washing operations require industrial wastewater permits, others do not.  Guide to information needed to determine if a permit is required for a vehicle washing operation. [.doc 84kb]

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  • Car Washing

    Note: This presentation was prepared in response to questions asked by people seeking approval for mobile washing operations and covers several alternatives.

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Industrial Wastewater Contacts List


Central District

Industrial Wastewater Permitting Section

3319 Maguire Blvd, Suite 232

Orlando, Florida 32803-3767

Industrial Wastewater Permitting

Phone: 407-897-4150

Fax: 850 412-0493


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Last updated: May 21, 2012

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