Sewer Programs

Recreational Vehicles

Recreational vehicles may empty and clean their wastewater holding tanks at the Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility at 2301 Concord Turnpike. Non-potable water is available for washing out the tank and there is no charge for this service.  Non-potable water may not be left in any tanks.

Septage Haulers

Septage from septic tanks, which is pumped and hauled by local haulers, can be disposed of at the Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) at 2301 Concord Turnpike. All haulers that dispose of septage at the WRRF must have a permit issued by the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources. Non-potable water is available for washing down the truck. Information on obtaining a permit and the associated disposal fees may be obtained by calling an Industrial Monitoring Coordinator at 434-455-6240.

  • For users hauling only Household Septic Tank, Porta John waste: Submit a copy of a valid Virginia Department of Health permit of each Truck/Trailer, and a completed Truck Hauled Waste Permit Application
  • For users hauling Industrial, Leachate, Food Products, Treatment Facilities, or other waste types, prior approval is required before acceptance of each waste generator.  Only Haulers with a valid LRWRRF THW permit may be used to transport waste.
  • Contract Hauled Waste Disposal Application Additional information may be required to grant approval.

Industrial Pretreatment Program

This program is required by both Federal (40 CFR 403) and state (9VAC25-31-10 et seq.) regulations for various publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants, the Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility being one. The program is designed to prevent treatment works upset, pass through of the treatment system and protection of sludge quality through the regulation of significant industrial facilities, including categorical industries, which discharge into the sanitary sewer system. Industrial facilities coming under the regulations must apply for and receive a permit from the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources. Information on obtaining a permit may be obtained by calling an Industrial Monitoring Coordinator at 434-455-6240.

Below are the City of Lynchburg's City Ordinance and Regulations and Practices documents for your use.

Additional information on the pretreatment program can also be obtained by going to either the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s web site at or the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s web site at and searching for either the program or the specific agency’s regulation.

Dental Offices:

Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category requires that all dental facility waters likely to come into contact with amalgam waste must be treated prior to discharge by an amalgam separator. The amalgam separator must be ISO 11143 compliant. If the discharge is to a Public Owned Treatment Works (POTW), written notification must be provided to the appropriate POTW. The Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility is the POTW that serves the City of Lynchburg as well as the surrounding counties of Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell. Facilities discharging to public sewers within the area served by the Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility will be required to report compliance to the City of Lynchburg Water Resources Industrial Pretreatment Program.This form is intended to provide a consistent format for dental offices to satisfy this one-time reporting requirement. Follow-up reporting by dentists is only required when new separators are placed in service or the dental office changes ownership. Dental offices may complete and submit a copy of this form to satisfy the reporting requirement. Due Dates: Installation and operation of an ISO 11143 compliant dental amalgam separator must take place NO LATER than July 14, 2020, 3 years from the date of publication of this rule, July 14, 2017. If a dental amalgam separator is currently in use but does not meet ISO 11143 compliance than the amalgam separator may remain in use until July 14, 2027, 10 years after the date of publication or until the separator is replaced.

Sewer Bill Adjustment Program

The Sewer Bill Adjustment program was established for industrial and commercial customers who would like to receive relief on their sewer bill for water used that does not return to the sewer system for treatment.  There are two methods for relief - Annual or Monthly.  Each method carries its own requirements and relief rates. For more information on the Sewer Bill Adjustment Program and application, please select one of the following documents.