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Free Technical Assistance to Small Wastewater Treatment Facilities 25 Years of Success

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Section 104(g)(1) of the Clean Water Act authorizes funding for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Onsite Technical Assistance Training Program (Program). The Program was implemented in 1982 and has been funded every year to improve compliance at small, publicly owned wastewater treatment plants with a discharge of less than 18.9 million liters per day (ML/d) (5 million gallons per day (MGD)), through direct onsite training and other operation and maintenance assistance. Federal funding for the Program is administered through grants to States, often in cooperation with educational institutions or nonprofit agencies. Nationally, 46 States or training centers receive the Program's funding and are able to assist, on average, about 700 facilities a year to meet the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance goals and/or to improve performance. The Program has resulted in improved utility performance by reducing the discharge of pollutants by more than 1.8 million kilograms (4 million pounds) every year. This paper outlines the problems addressed and the achievements of 25 years of State and Federal cooperation to achieve permit compliance for small wastewater treatment plants.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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