The Industrial Pretreatment Program responsibilities are to permit, inspect and sample all industries in the North Attleboro and Plainville area that discharge industrial wastewater to the Town's sewer system. This prevents the introduction of pollutants into the Wastewater Treatment Facility, which would interfere with the operation of the plant, including interference with its use or disposal of municipal sludge. This also prevents the introduction of pollutants into the Wastewater Treatment Facility that might pass through the treatment works or is incompatible with such works; and improves the opportunities to recycle and reclaim municipal and industrial wastewater and sludge. In March of 2010, the Board of Public Works approved the implementation of the Phase II program.
Phase II Program
Fats, Oil and Grease Program
Fats, Oil and Grease
The North Attleborough Wastewater Division would like to remind everyone to keep cooking oils and grease from sewer and storm drains. Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are a significant cause of clogs and spills in household and restaurant plumbing and public sewer lines. When FOG gets into the sewer line, it sticks to pipe walls, creating significant blockages when it cools. FOG blockages in the sewer line can quickly increase the likelihood of a sanitary sewer overflow in both the public sewer lines and your home. A preventative solution is to throw leftover FOG into a compost bin or trash instead of pouring them down the drain. If you use a paper towel to wipe FOG from cooking utensils, dishes, and pots, put the towel in the compost bin or trash. This simple measure will help reduce the risk of a sanitary sewer overflow occurring. Please reach out to us at 508-695-7790 if you have any questions about the program and please take a look at the attached flyer for more information.