Dental Amalgam Program

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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Dental Rule became effective on July 14, 2017. The Dental Rule consists of pretreatment standards aimed at reducing discharges of mercury from dental offices into wastewater treatment plants. Dental facilities can be a source of mercury due to the use of mercury-containing dental amalgam fittings.

The City of Rochester has a form for dental offices required to comply with the EPA's Dental Rule. Please see the link below for a copy of the form.

If you have any questions about whether or not your dental facility needs to complete the one-time certification form or any other dental amalgam related questions, please contact the Water Reclamation Plant at 507-328-2650.

 

Document Links:

City of Rochester WRP Dental Certification Form

EPA Dental Amalgam Fact Sheet - 2016