Slaughterhouses

This website provides information on the appropriate Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit(s) for those interested in the construction and operation of small wastewater systems, specifically slaughterhouses (aka meat processors or meat packing plants). Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit coverage for slaughterhouse-derived waste discharge is required under Wyoming Water Quality Rules (WWQR) Chapter 27. Permit coverage is required to protect groundwater and human health. Certain constituents within slaughterhouse-derived waste can negatively impact groundwater quality; groundwater is often used to supply domestic drinking water to public and private users.

For more information, please click on our fact sheet below.