In the Albany Herald, May 9, 2020, Deadline set to comment on Valdosta EPD Enforcement Order,
The Enforcement Order includes a fine, plus many requirements for management and technology.
“Well, I’m glad they are doing the enforcement order, requiring them to get the fixes in place,” said Deanna Mericle of Hamilton County, Fla., who was among the WWALS members who met with the city of Valdosta back in 2015 about these same sewage issues. “I’m not sure what the $122,000 will be used for, but the fine seems small. I just want the problem fixed for good if possible.”
The rest of the article is from the WWALS press release.
Send your comments by Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to:
Mr. Lewis Hays
Manager, Watershed Compliance
Environmental Protection Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Suite 1152 East
Atlanta, GA 30334
This is not the kind of black water we want:
The entire 93-page Order is on the WWALS website, here:
“This Order has been a long time coming. It includes an outline of a sad history of mistakes and neglect. I hope the Order will finally get the City’s attention,” said Dr. Tom Potter, WWALS Science Committee Chair and taxpayer of the City of Valdosta.
For tipping us off to this article and also for covering it, thanks to Jim Tatum, OSFR, May 10, 2020, Deadline set to comment on Valdosta EPD Enforcement Order.
Please send in your comments to Lewis Hays of GA-EPD (see above).
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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