About groundwater remediation discharges
Land with contaminated groundwater may undergo a remediation process, which partly consists of pumping out the groundwater and treating it to remove contaminates. Then the treated water may be disposed of into the sewerage system.
The King County Industrial Waste Program regulates wastewater discharges from groundwater remediation sites and requires discharge approvals.
Where applicable, sewer charges will be levied to those discharging groundwater to the KC sewer system.
Discharges from petroleum-contaminated soils have the following discharge screening levels:
|Maximum concentration allowed in discharges
Discharges during wet months
In order to be given permission to discharge to the sewer, those proposing discharges greater than 25,000 gallons per day (large-volume discharges) during the "wet months" (November through April) must show that it is not feasible to discharge to surface waters or to on-site subsurface infiltration systems.