Industrial Pretreatment

Michael A. Hunter
Director of City Utilities E-Mail

Jim S. Portner
Chief of Industrial Pretreatment E-Mail

To Contact Us:
  206 Claremont Avenue        
  Ashland, Ohio 44805
Jim Portner

About Ashland's Industrial Pretreatment Program

Ashland, Ohio's approved industrial pretreatment program has been in place since 1984, and Ashland conducted its own program for nearly eight years prior to that time. The pretreatment program is responsible for inspecting and monitoring all industrial dischargers served by Ashland's Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW). Ashland's industry consists of rubber processing, printing, metal finishing, and metal manufacturing. Industrial users (IUs) are categorized as significant, minor significant, or non-significant depending on the quantity and/or strength of their discharge or other factors. All IUs that are classified as categorical dischargers under the EPA definition are considered significant in Ashland's program. During 1999, Ashland had four IUs that were classed as categorical with an additional seven significant industrial users. Fifteen industries have wastewater discharge permits, and six industries operate pretreatment facilities.

Some of Ashland's industry includes Lance-Snyder, Inc., F. E. Myers Pump Co., Barbasol, Packaging Corp of America, National Latex Products, Atlas Bolt & Screw, Ashland Chemical, Tremco, Wil Research and Novatex.

Do I need a pretreatment permit?

Public Notices

Currently, there are no major industrial pretreatment violations to report.

Directions to the Plant

The IPP office is located on the grounds of the Ashland Wastewater Treatment Plant. From Interstate 71, turn west on U.S. 250. Turn north on U.S. 42. Cross Middle Rowsburg road, and stay on U.S. 42 when U.S. 250 splits. The plant entrance is the next driveway on the right, approximately 1/4 mile ahead. Follow the long driveway through the gate. After passing through the gate, the IPP office is in the first building on the left.

Click here for a map to the IPP office. (865 US Rt. 42, Ashland, Ohio 44805)