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CWWA Submits Comments on NPRI

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CWWA’s Wastewater and Stormwater Committee recently reviewed a proposal to expand NPRI reporting for releases to water. These changes would see a discharge based threshold for releases to water instead of the current employee threshold. The wastewater sector is already subject to a volume based threshold, so this likely won’t result in any changes for the sector. The other proposal is to expand reporting to include TSS, BOD and COD and to expand reporting to include all substances on the NPRI, regardless of reporting thresholds.

 Reporting of BOD, COD and TSS from our sector would provide little value, as the impact on the environment is incredibly site specific, this information would provide little insight into the state of the environment and would require context to interpret in any useful way.

CWWA’s complete comments are posted to our website at: