Public Notice - Notice to Amend Cleveland Utilities' Pretreatment Program

Cleveland Utilities’ Industrial Pretreatment Program has previously been approved by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. When approved programs are substantially modified, public notification is required by Tennessee Rule 0400-40-14-.18.

Cleveland Utilities intends to amend its approved pretreatment program through modifications that include the Sewer Use Ordinance (SUO).

The SUO establishes Cleveland Utilities’ legal authority and contains the regulations that allow Cleveland Utilities to control discharges to its wastewater facilities.

All relevant documents will be available for public review at the Cleveland Utilities Water Division, 2435 Guthrie Avenue,  Monday – Friday (except holidays) from 8:00am until 5:00pm. They are also available online at

You are invited to comment on these changes. Comments can be addressed to Mr. Steve Barger, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, P.O. Box 2730, Cleveland, TN 37320-2730 or emailed to Comments should be submitted no later than April 1, 2023.  Once the public notice and comment process is completed, it is anticipated that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will approve the amendments for implementation.