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  1. WV Watershed Network Wastewater Treatment Activities Roundtable Discussion March 15, 2006

  2. WV Rivers Coalition • Developed a manual for WV watershed organizations • Starting to work with local groups to implement projects • Buckhannon River Watershed Association

  3. WV Department of Environmental Protection Division of Water and Waste Management Programs Involved in Wastewater Issues

  4. WVDEP Involvement • Regulatory • Permitting • Groundwater • Funding • State Revolving Fund (SRF) • Nonpoint Source Program (NPS): CWA 319 Grants

  5. Permitting • National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit Contact: Cliff Whyte 601 57TH St. SE Charleston, WV. 25304 926-0495 Cwhyte@wvdep.org

  6. Permits • All sewage treatment plants must have a NPDES permit. • Plants that discharge 50,000 GPD or less may apply for a general permit which is easier and cheaper. • Home Aeration Units for residences or small businesses with discharges of less than 600 GPD can apply for a general permit. • For application forms and information go to www.wvdep.org click on Offices then DWWM then Water Permit Documents. • http://www.wvdep.org/item.cfm?ssid=11&ss1id=604#General

  7. Groundwater Program Contact: Chad Board 601 57th St. SE Charleston, WV. 25304 926-0495 Cboard@wvdep.org

  8. Groundwater Discharge • Underground Injection Control Permits • For systems 3,000 gpd and over • Other than single family homes

  9. SRF • Three types of low interest loans Contact: Rosalie Brodersen 601 57th Streeet SE Charleston, WV 25304 (304) 926-0495 Rbroderson@wvdep.org

  10. SRF Loans WVDEP contact with the InfrastructureJobsDevelopmentCouncil: Mike Johnson 926-0495

  11. NPS • Requirements: • Streams listed as impaired for fecals in watersheds with a TMDL. • A watershed based plan for restoring the water quality uses. • Not to fund or partially fund any installation, upgrade or extension of a permitted treatment system. • A 40% non-federal match to the total project cost.

  12. NPS • Projects • Cluster Systems • Septic systems and upgrades • Non-permitted alternative systems if PSD or other agency agrees to operation & maintenance • Planning, design and assessment if under 20% of the cost of the project

  13. NPS Contact: Alvan Gale 601 57th Street SE Charleston, WV 25304 (304) 926-0495 Agale@wvdep.org

  14. Lincoln County EPA Alternative Wastewater Demonstration Project • Project Location - Left Fork watershed of Mud River • Needs assessment- Overview high coliform and e. coli levels throughout the watershed, very low income community. • Funding sources -$1,284,933 (EPA $963,700. Local match $321,233)

  15. Lincoln County EPA Alternative Wastewater Demonstration Project • Local buy in - Lots of local meetings, commitment to share all info and decision making with community. • Time line- 3-4 years

  16. Upper Guyandotte WADevils Fork • Devils Fork - Wastewater treatment for 68 homes in the subwatershed • Project location – Devils Fork, headwaters of Upper Guyandotte, downstream to mouth of Pinnacle Creek • Needs assessment – TMDL and a Watershed Based Plan

  17. Upper Guyandotte WADevils Fork • Funding • CVI • Mt. RC & D • DEP 319 (pending) • WV Legislature (pending) • DEP (supplemental environmental projects)

  18. Upper Guyandotte WADevils Fork • Local buy in – outreach efforts within the community focusing on health impacts, encouraged participation • Time line – 2 –3 years once funding is received