Industrial Waste Business Resources

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All commercial, industrial, and non-residential development projects are required by District Ordinance, and Federal and State regulation, to undergo a District Industrial Waste review process.  This process takes place simultaneously with the plan-check process.  

New Development and Industrial Development

Developers are required to submit to the District a completed Non-Residential Wastewater Survey, along with the documents that are specified on the form in order to begin the process.  Food establishments and supermarkets are required to submit either a Food Service Establishment Survey form or a Supermarket Survey.

On-Site Pre-Treatment

The District’s Industrial Wastewater Division will review the completed package to determine if the project will require on-site pre-treatment and to determine the sewer facility fees for the project.  If it is determined that on-site pre-treatment is required, the following process will be implemented: 

  • The Developer submits plans for on-site pre-treatment
  • The plans are reviewed by the District’s Industrial Waste Division
  • After the approval of plans, the District’s Industrial Waste Inspector will

oversee and inspect the installation of the on-site pre-treatment facilities

Facility Fees and Monthly Charges

The facility fees and monthly charges are based on the estimated volume of wastewater and the quality of the wastewater discharged using the information supplied to the District by the Developer on the Non-Residential Wastewater Survey form. Based on the circumstances below, the District will re-assess the facility fees and monthly charges:

  1. When a commercial or industrial project has multiple units being fed by a domestic water master-meter (or meters) or when a project with a single unit has not fully occupied or utilized the entire building.
  2. When there is a change in ownership and/or property use. 

Food Establishments/Supermarkets

Food service establishments are required to complete a Food Service Establishment Survey form and supermarkets must complete a Supermarket Survey.  Submission of the form and the required attachments is the first step in the plan check process.  Generally speaking, any food service establishment that fries, deep fries, stir fries, charbroils, uses a rotisserie, or cuts and prepares meat onsite is required to install a minimum of a 750 gallon grease interceptor.  However, each food service establishment is considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please visit JCSD’s grease interceptor calculation sheet for grease interceptor sizing information.  

After the documents have been reviewed, the Industrial Waste Division will contact the Developer regarding approval of the submission or changes that are required.  Conditions or equipment found to be inadequate will be subject to review and modifications made in order to comply with the District’s Pretreatment Ordinance 380Pretreatment Ordinance 226, or FOG Ordinance 413.

Visit the Development Services page for more information about new sewer connections or new housing or commercial developments. 

Additional Forms:

Inland Empire Brine Line – Discharge Permit Application.

City of Riverside Discharge Permit Application

Discharge Limitation Table 

Please contact the JCSD Industrial Waste Division representative, Marce Billings at (951) 685-7434 or email mbillings@jcsd.us for more information. 

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