Why You Need To Know About Surcharges
BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) and TSS (Total Suspended Solids) surcharges paid to your local public utility can add up quickly depending on the actual BOD or TSS of your wastewater and the number of gallons per day. Public utilities usually do not put a limit on BOD or TSS, however high BOD or high TSS wastewater increases the utilities cost to the treated wastewater. Therefore, they will attach a surcharge for BOD and a surcharge for TSS.
How To Calculate Surcharges
The surcharge is based on the concentration and volume of wastewater discharged. You can find the surcharge calculations on your wastewater permit or on the Cities Public Works section of the City web site. You may also be able to look at your water bill to see these charges. Every city is a little different. If you think you’re paying too much give us a call. We can help. In most cases, BOD and TSS can be lowered or removed using traditional and proven wastewater treatment methods. Explore your options and stop throwing good money at bad water.