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From this page municipalities can find information about the Model Sewer Use law, intended for developing or modifying sewer use laws, as well as the local sewer use ordinance for a mini-pretreatment program for industrial discharges and sewer overflow response plans.

Annual Flow Certification Requirement

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) requires that each municipality annually certify the flow passing through its Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW). Facility owners are encouraged to become familiar with the requirements of Part 750-2 (link leaves DEC website). Flow characteristics through a treatment facility is of interest to the Department and is indicative of the operation and performance of the collection and treatment systems. The Part 750-2.9(c) regulations require POTW owners to monitor and report both the flow volume and strength of waste entering the treatment system.

The Annual Flow Certification Form, and corresponding instructions, can be found in the right column under "Important Links".

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