Industrial Pretreatment Program

The City of Haverhill Pretreatment Program started in 1978. In 1985 the City’s program became authorized under Federal legislation and fell under EPA guidelines. The existing program varies little from the original program except where federal limits have been changed by the EPA. All wet and dry industries, within the boundaries of Haverhill, fall under this program and are subject to the following parameters.

City of Haverhill Industrial Pretreatment Program

The City of Haverhill Wastewater Division has an approved Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) which gives the City the right to permit, inspect, sample, analyze and enforce the National Pretreatment Standards 403.12 under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and through the local Sewer Use Ordinance- Chapter 208.

Industrial Permit Application (fee- $500.00) - manufacturing companies which fall under the National Categorical Standards (

Commercial Permit Application (fee- $200.00) - Dry Cleaners, Printing, Photographic, Car Washes, Dental Offices, Medical and Testing labs, and Machine shops. 

Food Processing Permit Application (fee-$200.00)- Restaurants, Commercial Kitchens, Fast Food Establishments, Donut Shops, School Kitchens, Nursing Home Kitchens, and Food Processing Companies.

Vehicle Maintenance Permit Application (fee- $200.00)- Car Repair Shops, Auto Body Shops, Collision Shops, and Vehicle Maintenance Garages.

Sanitary Permit Application (fee- $50.00) - all other commercial and retail with bathrooms only.

All permits are good for five (5) years after which they must be reapplied for 60 days in advance.

Permit Applications may be picked up at the Wastewater Treatment Plant located on 40 So. Porter St, Bradford, by appointment with Mr. James Michitson at 978-374-2382 or 978-423-1977. The property owner must fill out the required permit application in all cases.