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Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permits
What is an Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit?
A permit that allows a facility to discharge wastewater to the sanitary sewer system within legal limits and specific conditions
A non-transferable permit that is issued to a individual user for a specific operation
A permit that is issued in either a
Application Fees for Wastewater Discharge Permits
Application Fees are payable to the City of San José
Standard Permit: $560 for less than 1,000 gallons per day, $1,050 for 1,000 gallons per day or more
Short Term Permit: $560
NOTE: Permitted facilities are also subject to
Sewer Use Fees
for actual volumes discharged.
Application Deadlines and Submittal Address
NOTE: New permits must be issued by the expiration date of the current permit. Permit expiration dates cannot be extended.
New Permits: Submit application 90 days PRIOR to planned discharge.
Existing Permits: Submit application 6 months PRIOR to expiration of current permit.
Significant Changes: Submit application 6 months prior to any significant change.
Significant Change is defined as one of the following:
12 month average process flow rate increases or decreases by 25% from the previous 12 month period.
12 month average process flow rates increases to at least 25,000 gallons per day or decreases below 25,000 gallons per day from the process flow rate from the previous 12 month period.
12 month average process flow rates increases to at least 1,000 gallons per day or decreases below 1,000 gallons per day process flow rate from the previous 12 month period.
Addition/Removal of a process line or sample point
Submittal Address for Applications
Submittal address for applications:
City of San José, Environmental Services
Watershed Protection - Environmental Engineering
200 E. Santa Clara Street, 7th Floor
San José, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 793-5300 or (408) 945-3000
200 E. Santa Clara St.
San José, CA 95113
408 535-3500 Main
408 294-9337 TTY
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