Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP)

Our state approved IPP is designed to protect the City's infrastructure and treatment capabilities. The IPP monitors industrial wastewater discharges and enforces the local, state and federal compliance rules and regulations.

The City of Covington implements a State of Georgia EPD approved IPP. Industrial facilities are required to submit and/or update an Application for Discharge prior to any new or revised pretreatment discharge or process. Any industrial facility who discharges process wastewater to the City’s sewer system and is classified as a significant industrial user (SIU)* must also obtain an Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit.


Industrial Wastewater Discharge permits are designed to protect the POTW infrastructure and reduce conventional and toxic pollutant levels discharged by an industry. These permits include general and specific prohibitions, categorical pretreatment standards, and local limits. The City’s IPP enforces compliance limits with monitoring inspections for all industrial users.


*Significant Industrial User as defined in 40 CFR 403

·     Industrial user subject to Categorical Pretreatment Standards

·     Discharges an average of 25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater to the POTW

·     Contributes a process waste-stream which makes up 5% or more of the POTW capacity

·     Designated by the control authority based on reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW’s operation or for violating a pretreatment standard




Kyle Bouchillon, Lab & Compliance Supervisor

City of Covington Water Resources Dept.

10192 Covington Bypass, SE

Covington, GA 30014 

Office: 678-212-6135