Companies that violate clean water rules receive penalties
Industries must pretreat the water they use before they send it to the sewer. They have to monitor and report compliance with their permit. King County’s Industrial Waste Program regulates compliance and helps industries meet their permit requirements. Most companies in King County do an excellent job following clean water rules. King County is required to report on those who do not.
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How to avoid penalties
Late submissions are a frequent and preventable reason for violations and fines. Plan ahead. File your applications and reports on time.