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Brunswick Wastewater Permit Hearing Dec. 5

BOLIVIA — The state Department of Environmental Quality will hear public input Dec. 5 on modification to Brunswick County’s wastewater permit for its Northwest Water Treatment Plant in Leland.

The public hearing begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers in Bolivia. Speaker registration starts at 5:30 p.m. All comments received at the public hearing will be considered in DEQ’s final determination regarding permit issuance and permit provisions.

Brunswick County has applied for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit modification for the Northwest Water Treatment Plant to discharge treated wastewater to Hood Creek and reverse osmosis wastewater into the Cape Fear River.

The NPDES permit puts general requirements of the Clean Water Act into specific provisions tailored to each operation discharging pollutants.

The draft wastewater permit is available online or available by request from the Division of Water Resources at 919-707-3619 or brianna.young@ncdenr.gov. Printed copies of the draft permit and related documents may be reviewed at the department’s Wilmington Regional Office. To make an appointment to review the documents call 910-769-7215.

Written comments on the draft permit can be mailed to Wastewater Permitting, Attn: Brianna Young, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1617, or by email to brianna.young@ncdenr.gov. Include “Northwest Water Treatment Plant” in the email’s subject line. The comment period ends on Dec. 5.

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