U.S. EPA Meets To Discuss SSOs

Although collection systems are expected to address sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), there is no national regulatory program specific to SSOs. Therefore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held listening sessions in 2010, seeking stakeholder input on updating NPDES to include SSO-related maintenance, operation and management goals. EPA is hosting a facilitated SSO workshop July 14–15 in Washington, D.C., with the goal of crafting a path forward on SSOs. Key WEF members will be participating in this workshop. See the May 13 issue of This Week in Washington for more information.

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