The Alliance has been working proactively and collaboratively with its Member agencies and the Washington State Department of Ecology to develop a delegated program that will serve the current and future needs of our community. The Alliance’s Salmon Creek Regional Wastewater Management System is a critical part of the community’s public infrastructure. Handling approximately 8 to 10 million gallons of wastewater per day, the system meets the federal thresholds for pretreatment program delegation, which are based on the size of the treatment plant and the presence of industrial users in the service area. As a result, Ecology has indicated its interest in delegating authority to administer the program locally. Delegation of authority involves a transfer of legal and regulatory authority and responsibilities for the program from the state (Ecology) to the local level (Alliance). The delegated program will provide local users with a more accessible and responsive program.