Water Treatment Plants - General Permit

Draft Permit Renewal

The comment deadline is March 11, 2017.

Ohio EPA has issued a final general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that may provide coverage to only those water treatment plants that discharge wastewater from plain purification, lime-soda softening and iron-manganese removal processes in the State of Ohio.

Applicants under this permit include water treatment facilities that discharge similar type wastewater while producing potable water. Water treatment plants that discharge wastewater from ion-exchange and reverse osmosis processes (this includes wastewater from plants using combined treatment of ion-exchange and iron and manganese removal process) are not covered by this general permit.

Issue Date: December 7, 2011
Effective Date: January 1, 2012
Expiration Date: December 31, 2016