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Pretreatment Program

The Pretreatment Program is a Federal program that was designed to protect the municipal sewer system from industrial wastewater discharges that may harm the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and damage the environment. The Santa Cruz County Sanitation District is required to implement the program locally.

The Santa Cruz County Sanitation District Environmental Compliance Unit (ECU) manages the Pretreatment Program within the County of Santa Cruz. The ECU issues wastewater discharge permits, conducts commercial industrial inspections, and performs environmental sampling. The Environmental Compliance Unit has also developed a pollution prevention program that provides services to businesses, homeowners, and the public to help with issues pertaining to the sanitary sewer. The ECU is committed to protecting our public sewer system and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. If you need assistance with environmental regulations or have any concerns you can contact the ECU.


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Kent Edler
Assistant Director
Special Services

Ashleigh Trujillo
Sr. Civil Engineer
Sanitation Engineering

Beatriz Barranco
Sr. Civil Engineer
Sanitation Operations

Amy Miyakusu
Dept. Administrative Analyst
Sanitation Engineering

Leslie Rios
Pretreatment Program Specialist
Environmental Compliance
Marisol Goulett
Pretreatment Program Specialist
Environmental Compliance