Water Quality

Ashworth Leininger Group is here to assist your business with wastewater discharge permitting needs.  Below is a summary of the types of assistance we provide:


ALG staff collaborates with our clients to prepare the necessary permits and stream quality data. Technical services include:

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Application & Compliance Assistance

  • No Exposure Certification (NEC) Application & Compliance Assistance

  • General and Facility-specific National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) / Stormwater Pollution Control Plan (SWPCP)

  • Determination of best available control technology (BCT) and best management practices (BMPs)

  • Coordinate Sample Analysis with Certified Test Labs

  • Conduct Stormwater Training

  • Annual Stormwater Reporting

  • Assistance with data uploads and reporting through state portals (such as Stormwater Multiple Application and Reporting System (SMARTS) and State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS))

  • Assistance with Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) through California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS)

  • Prepare NPDES Self-Monitoring Reports (SMRs)

  • Work with laboratories on Toxic Identification Evaluation (TIE)

  • Toxic Reduction Evaluation (TRE) Work Plan and Progress Report

  • Assist with NPDES noncompliance reporting

  • Assist in Release Reporting (EPA, State, and Local Requirements)

For  more information regarding how we assist CA Level 1 Facilities please see:

If you are entering Level 2 Status, please see our CA Level 2 Guidance Document:

Wastewater - For Industries

  • Obtain Wastewater Discharge Permits and Renewals

  • Prepare Self-Monitoring Reports (SMRs) and Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs)

  • Assist with Influent and Effluent Stream Characterization

  • Coordinate Sample Analysis with Certified Test Labs

  • Surcharge Statement Calculations

  • Evaluate compliance with NPDES and Industrial User Permit Requirements

  • Review Effectiveness of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems

  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures and Best Management Practices Implementation Tools

  • Assist in Resolving Noncompliance Issues, including Staff Training

Water Quality Consulting Environmental Consulting
Wastewater - Municipalities and Government

  • Obtain NPDES Permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, and Renewals

  • Develop, Implement, and Assess Pretreatment or Source Control Programs

  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures, Program Policies, and Guidance Tools

  • Develop, Implement, and Assess Pollution Prevention Programs, including Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) and Dental Mercury Control Programs

  • Develop, Evaluate, and Update Legal Authority Materials, including Sewer Use Ordinances and Multijurisdictional Agreements

  • Develop and Re-Evaluate Local Limits

  • Assist with Industrial User or Industrial Waste Surveys

  • Design Templates and Forms, including Industrial User Permits, Permit Applications, and Inspection Checklists

  • Perform Industrial User Characterizations and Categorical Determinations

  • Create and Maintain Data Management Systems

  • Provide Pretreatment Program Implementation Training

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure 

  • Prepare Tier 1 Plans for Qualified Facilities

  • Prepare Professional Engineer (P.E.) certified Plans

  • Assistance with determining Industry Standards for Inspection Requirements

  • Confirmation of Compliance with Secondary Containment Requirements

  • Streamline Program & Requirements through Cloud Database

  • Provide SPCC Training