Tag: municipalities

Five Mile Policy Incorporated as Regulation by KY Division of Water

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) prohibits discharges from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) within 5 miles upstream from any public water supply intake. DOW also prohibits a public water supply from being located within 5 miles downstream of a WWTP discharge. These two analogous, yet independent, prohibitions were previously known as the Five Mile Policy. […]

Municipal Wastewater Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Municipalities may have noticed in the last few years an increased emphasis on providing expanded effluent testing when preparing their renewal applications. This testing specifically covers what EPA refers to as Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), or more simply, pollutants of concern. According to the EPA, these pollutants “are increasingly being detected in the environment […]