- Water Supply:
The Ohio EPA requires that certified operator certified operator public water systems be in responsible charge of a. Systems are classed as A, I, II, III & IV systems depending on complexity and population served. Chem-Tech has experienced Ohio Class I and Class III operators which can assist with troubleshooting, technical supervision, and consultation.
The Ohio EPA requires that a certified operator be in charge of wastewater systems. Systems are classed as A, I, II, III & IV systems depending on complexity and population served. Chem-Tech has an experienced Ohio Class III operator which can assist with troubleshooting, technical supervision, and consultation.
Most wastewater systems and water systems are required to be designed by a registered professional engineer. Chem-Tech engineers are qualified and have the experience in the design of both potable water treatment as well as wastewater treatment systems including sanitary and industrial wastewater treatment systems.
Wastewater system evaluation may be necessary so that the treatment can be designed to meet effluent limits. Wastewater evaluation may be an infiltration / inflow study, treatability study, sewer system contaminate tracking, constituent investigation, or studies to obtain a variance from the effluent limits. Chem-Tech has personnel experienced in all of these types of investigations and evaluations.
The main emphasis of the Clean Water Act was to control discharges from industrial plants. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requires that every industry obtain a permit to discharge wastewater. Indirect discharge may be allowed to municipal wastewater treatment works but limits are imposed on certain categories of industries. Chem-Tech can assist with the permit initial or renewal application whether it is a permit to install, individual direct discharge permit, indirect discharge permit, or storm water permit.
Industrial processes may have wastewater which cannot be easily treated by normal municipal wastewater treatment systems. The waste must be pretreated prior to discharge. Chem-Tech engineers are qualified and experience in various types of industrial wastewater systems and can assist with the wastewater reduction and treatment.
-. Drinking Water:
As part of the Safe Drinking Water Act, public water systems must monitor the water they produce to ensure that the public is receiving clean, pure water. Chem-Tech can assist in the collection and delivery of the samples to an approved, audited laboratory as well interprets the results. Chem-Tech has experience with bacterial, inorganic, organic, lead & copper, synthetic Organic chemicals, asbestos, radiological, and other types of water sampling.
As part of a NPDES Permit, pretreatment permit, design, or other reason to sample, care must be taken to insure a representative sample. Chem-Tech can assist in the collection and delivery of the samples to an approved, audited laboratory as well interprets the results. Chem-Tech has experience with grab and automatic sampling techniques in a variety of sampling environments.
The environmental agency of your state or the US EPA has issued a general permit for storm water discharges associated with industrial activity. The general permit requires dischargers to develop and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SW3P) in accordance with good engineering practices. The purpose of implementing a SW3P is to minimize or eliminate the potential for contamination of storm water by industrial activities. The SW3P will address the physical changes that could be made at the facility to achieve this goal. Also, the plan requires:
1. Investigation of sources of potential contamination;
2. Development of on-going practices and procedures for minimizing or eliminating storm water
pollution and assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit;
3. Implementation of those practices and procedures.
At a minimum, the plan must contain the following:
- Designation of a Pollution Prevention Team
- Site Description
- Description of Potential Pollution Sources
- Develop a Description of Measures and Controls
- Designation of Schedules and Development Procedures
- Signature of Responsible Official