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Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility

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The Industrial Waste Treatment Facility provides an economical and environmentally acceptable means of water treatment and disposal of process water from local agricultural industries and others with process water requirements.

The City of Salinas operates a unique Industrial Wastewater Sewer Treatment System. While most municipalities only maintain a Storm Sewer and a Sanitary Sewer System, Salinas maintains a third collection system for a service area on the southern end of the City.  The Industrial Wastewater Sewer receives Industrial Wastewater discharges from 24 industrial users via permitted connections; and conveys the discharge to a treatment plant located along the Salinas River.   Separate Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Systems serve the same area to collect municipal sewage and storm water runoff, respectively. Both flows are prohibited in the Industrial Wastewater System.