The City of Kennewick is in the process of becoming “Fully Delegated,” which simplified, is the transfer of authority from the Department of Ecology to the City of Kennewick. With this delegation of authority, the City will be responsible for developing Wastewater Discharge Permits for its users. A significant step in this process is the requirement of conducting an Industrial User Survey. The required survey will allow the City to gather additional detailed information on wastewater discharged by our sanitary sewer system users. The information collected is designed to identify discharges that could be harmful to the City’s infrastructure, treatment plant, and everyone’s aquatic environment. The City is responsible for collecting this information from all non-residential customers and submitting the information to the Department of Ecology to ensure that proper controls are in order for significant sources of potential contaminants.