The Sewer Public Benefit Program is an incentive program for qualifying City of Riverside businesses. The program encourages reductions in the intensity and quantity of discharge to the sewer system. Such reductions create benefits in the form of reduced wear and tear on the collection system, chemicals used for treatment, and operations and maintenance costs. These benefits are shared by all customers.
The Sewer Public Benefit program was developed to educate the City of Riverside commercial, institutional and industrial sewer use customers on enhanced pretreatment technologies and the corresponding water conservation and sewer system benefits, and to offer incentives toward the installation of such technologies.
The Sewer Public Benefit Program incentivizes reductions in pollutants which result in excess sewer collection and treatment costs and is based upon the facilities ability to reduce the strength and/or volume of its discharge beyond levels required by local limits. Incentives of up to 50% of the cost to install retreatment equipment may be offered.
Pollutants for which a reduction can be incentivized are flow, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG). To qualify for an incentive, a business must agree to a reduction goal, provide annual progress reports toward meeting the goal and meet all other program requirements.
Pollutants other than Flow, COD, TSS, and FOG that potentially increase sewer collection and maintenance costs may be incentivized as well. Such pollutants, along with corresponding incentive amounts, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All are encouraged to apply.
Click Here to review the entire Sewer Public Benefit Program Booklet.
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