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Elizabeth Toot-Levy to Co-Present at NACWA National Pretreatment Workshop & Training

Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) is co-presenting on "Not Your Traditional Local Limits: Using Creativity and Flexibility to Benefit the Community" at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) National Pretreatment Workshop & Training at the Parthenon Ballroom, in Nashville, Tennessee on May 19, 2022.

Elizabeth Toot-Levy, Project Scientist at Geosyntec will be co-presenting with Joshua Ballentine, Manager, National Pretreatment Technical Lead at Brown and Caldwell.

Elizabeth (Beth) Toot-Levy is a project scientist based in Cleveland, Ohio with 21 years of experience in environmental and regulatory compliance.  She joined Geosyntec in 2015 after 14 years at the largest wastewater utility in Ohio. Beth is currently leading multiple National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clean Water Act (CWA)-related projects across the country for municipalities, industries, attorneys, and other consultants. Since joining Geosyntec, Beth has continued her role as a leader in Ohio and beyond supporting the CWA needs of our clients.  She supports municipal Industrial Pretreatment Programs (IPPs) and is currently managing projects to reevaluate and justify local limits, working with communities to update and revise their IPPs, and supporting communities in the development of new IPPs.

NACWA has been the United State's recognized leader in legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues, as well as a top technical resource for water management, sustainability, and ecosystem protection interests. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. The Association's unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for all member utilities and ensures they have the tools necessary to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all.

The National Pretreatment Workshop & Training program will focus on the regulatory issues that are important to pretreatment programs – both today and in the future – and on topics that impact the day-to-day management of pretreatment programs.  Featured speakers and panel presentations will address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), local limits, restaurants and breweries, flushable wipes, and more! Multiple roundtable discussions will allow participants to learn from their peers and have in-depth discussions on the topics that are most relevant to their programs.


As changes occur in communities and their industries, changes may also need to occur with a utility's local limits to prevent pass-through and interference while still facilitating their community's economic development. Traditional local limit development may not meet all of these needs, so flexibility and creativity are needed to protect the utility without imposing unnecessarily stringent limits. In this session, new strategies for approaching local limit development will be presented, along with case studies on how the strategies have been used in communities. The technical basis for the allocations and the negotiations with regulators and local industries will be discussed.

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