Indirect Waste Generator

Haul Your Waste to SARI
Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) indirect discharges are generators of waste that qualify for discharge to the SARI system but are not close enough for a direct connection or that generate a limited amount of flow and find that it is more cost effective to truck-haul the discharge to a SARI truck collection station. The truck collection station is conveniently located near major transportation corridors in the western Inland Empire area.

How to Become an Indirect Generator
Complete the Indirect Connection Permit Application. You must describe the:
  • Amount of flow
  • Location of business
  • Type and quality of waste you desire to discharge
  • Type of process that is generating the industrial waste flow
  • Wastewater pretreatment (if any)

If you have any trouble completing the application, check out our instructions for the indirect connection permit. Submit the completed application, along with a laboratory analysis of a sample from the proposed discharge, to:
Western Municipal Water District
14205 Meridian Pkwy.
Riverside, CA 92518

Permit Process & Validation
A representative from Western will visit your business. These visits are designed to confirm responses in the application and to clarify any outstanding concerns that Western or you may have.

If the waste flow can be accepted, you will be issued a SARI discharge permit. The permit includes terms and conditions related to discharging to the SARI system. Included in the permit are sampling requirements that stipulate what flow constituents you are to test and the frequency of testing and reporting. You will be asked to submit periodic certified laboratory analysis of waste samples as specified in your permit. Western will also spot-check samples for discharge compliance at any time.

You must then post a deposit equal to 40 days' worth of your anticipated billing, the amount of which will be based on discharge information provided in the application.

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