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The City of Cumming, GA, issues special permits for industrial users of sewer services, who meet one or more criteria of discharge regulations. The criteria includes discharge of 25,000 gallons per day or more of processed wastewater, the presence for the potential to inhibit the Advanced Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF) treatment processes, the potential to cause AWRF’s bio-solids to be contaminated, and other regulations. The Food Processing Manufacturer in this study is a meat processing facility (processes pork cooked sausage) and its operation and associated wastewater treatment plant meets at least one of the criteria requiring a special sewer service permit from the City of Cumming.
This thesis will describe the steps and processes used by the Food Manufacturer to make certain that it complies with the rules and regulations of the sewer service permit, along with ensuring compliance with all environmental regulations and policies, while introducing innovative ways to continually improve and reduce water consumption and the production of material waste.