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About Environmental Compliance

The Environmental Compliance Section helps you protect the environment by providing the following services:

  • Inspections of industrial facilities for industrial waste compliance.
  • Stormwater inspections for commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Sewer rate evaluation and special billing.
  • Industrial waste discharge permits.
  • Plan check review.
  • Septic hauler discharge permits.

inspector evaluating interceptor capacityAll businesses with a sewer connection are included in the City's Pretreatment Program. These businesses are inspected annually to ensure compliance with Pretreatment regulations. During field inspections, industries are evaluated for compliance and educated about pollution prevention. The Environmental Compliance Section strives to help businesses maintain compliance.

Certain industries are required to have a wastewater discharge permit based on the strength and quantity of their wastewater discharge. The Environmental Compliance section helps businesses through every step of the permit process. Permit applications are reviewed by staff to determine if the proposed pretreatment equipment will adequately remove pollutants from the waste stream. Once a permit is issued, inspectors will regularly monitor the wastewater discharge to ensure compliance with local limits.

Environmental Compliance staff also perform surveillance monitoring to prevent illegal discharges of prohibited materials into the sewer or storm drain systems.

Can't find what you are looking for? Let us help you. Please call 951-351-6140.

Quick Links
Sewer Rates & Fees
2019 Sewer Master Plan
Other Wastewater Resources
General Information
Riverside Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP)
5950 Acorn Street
Riverside, CA 92504

Phone: (951) 826-5311
The 311 Call Center is open during normal business hours to assist you.

After Hours Phone: (951) 351-6140
In case of an emergency or sanitary sewer overflow, please contact the RWQCP after hours number for immediate assistance.

Admin Hours:
Hours: M-F 7:30 am-4:30 pm  
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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