Friday, April 27, 2012

Around the Sound: Water permit public meeting in Port Angeles April 30th

By Hannah Aoyagi, Public Involvement Coordinator, Toxics Cleanup Program

We are going to be in Port Angeles Monday to talk about a draft water quality permit for the City of Port Angeles combined sewer overflow (CSO) project.  Join us...

Monday, April 30th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Commissioners’ Boardroom
Clallam County Courthouse
223 East 4th Street, Port Angeles

Permit Comment Period April 16 - May 16, 2012
The city has applied for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit so that it can build a pipeline for its CSO project. About half of the two-mile CSO project pipeline will be through the Rayonier Mill cleanup site. Possible soil contamination along the pipeline route means the city has to be extra careful about any stormwater coming out of that area.

This map shows where the CSO pipeline will run.

What does the permit require?
The proposed NPDES permit requires the city to use measures to prevent dirty water reaching Port Angeles harbor.  On the Rayonier property, the city must collect stormwater and groundwater from pipeline trenches.  This water must then be pre-treated and sent to the wastewater treatment plant.

More about the meeting...
We will have a presentation at 6:45 p.m.
  • Greg Zentner (Water Quality Program) will give a brief overview of the CSO project.
  • Mohsen Kourehdar (Toxics Cleanup Program) will go into the details of the NPDES permit.

Please see our website for more information about the comment period, the NPDES permit, and the permit fact sheet.

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