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Surface Treatment Industry

The Surface Treatment and Finishing industry works under an operating model with many regulations and inherent risk. The EPA has a set of regulations for handling hazardous waste from the time it is generated through disposal, making the producer of the waste responsible for the full life-cycle and proper disposal. The POTW (Public Owned Treatment Works) establishes the standards and maximum allowable contamination levels for sewer use. Fines and criminal prosecution related to improper sewer use and hazardous waste disposal have been rising over the years as the focus on drought conditions and water shortages bring light to a finite global resource.