Sewage Overflow Compliance

Sewage Overflow Compliance

Overview: Sewage overflows related to outdated equipment can lead to bacterial contamination of drinking water and destroy vital habitat. GRK is interested in counting these occurrences, their causes and their impacts in the watershed.

Project: GRK plans on collecting information related to these activities using PIA requests and Clean Water Act guidelines to conduct compliance sweeps, suggest enforcement appeals and comment on permit renewals to protect the watershed.

Benefits: The project will assess the impacts and occurrences of sewage overflows on the relative health and stability of the watershed. Data collected will allow GRK to better protect the river by providing a record of impacts to the watershed and a methodology to enact stronger regulatory protection from this threat within the watershed.

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