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Industrial Pretreatment
Industrial Pretreatment

The LBVSD’s Industrial Pretreatment Program is required by our NPDES permit and was approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in 1992.  Its purpose is to prevent the introduction of pollutants into the wastewater system which will interfere with operation of the system, contaminate the resulting sludge, or pass through the system without adequate treatment.  


Industrial users must receive written approval by the LBVSD before contributing wastewater to the system. All new Industrial Users planning to discharge to the system must complete and return an Industrial User Survey Questionnaire. (Survey (.doc)) Surveys should be signed and returned to Lisa O’Dell LBVSD 21101 East 78 Highway Independence, MO 64057. Based on the survey, Industrial users may be required to obtain an Industrial User Discharge Permit from the LBVSD (Permit App. (pdf)).


An industrial user is considered any manufacturing process, trade, business or governmental entity which generates water-carried wastes and is a source for the introduction of non-domestic pollutants into the system. Industrial users requiring a permit include, but are not limited to:


Those contributing more than 25,000 gpd of non-domestic wastewater

Those contributing more than 2,250 lbs per day of organic material (75 lbs per day to the Middle Big Creek WWTF)

Those subject to Categorical Pretreatment Standards under 40 CFR 403.6 and 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N

Those designated by the LBVSD, the City, MDNR or the EPA as having a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the System’s operation

Treatment, storage, or disposal (TSD) facilities for contract waste.



Industrial/non-domestic wastewater discharges to the sanitary sewer system within the District’s and MBC Subdistrict’s boundaries in the following cities should contact the LBVSD:


Blue Springs


Lake Tapawingo

Lee’s Summit



Sugar Creek


Lake Winnebago

Pleasant Hill


Industrial discharges in Independence and Kansas City are managed by those cities.



Questions about the Industrial Pretreatment Program can be directed to Lisa O’Dell or (816) 595-1172.