Clean Water Act & Maine DEP Links
The Greater Augusta Utility District's Wastewater Treatment Plant, 33 Jackson Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330
The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters. The basis of the CWA was enacted in 1948 and was called the "Federal Water Pollution Control Act," but it was significantly reorganized and expanded in 1972. The "Clean Water Act" became the Act's common name with amendments in 1972. The CWA was further revised in 1981 and 1987.
Under the CWA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency established the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program that set pollutant standards and limits on wastewater discharges into the "Waters of the United States." The Greater Augusta Utility District's Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit is the water pollution control mechanism issued by both the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Copies of the District's Monthly Discharge Monitoring Reports may be requested by contacting Phyllis Rand at: prand@GreaterAugustaUtilityDistrict.org
Water Quality Coordinator Phyllis Rand analyzes wastewater samples in order to monitor the condition
of the wastewater treatment process and for compliance with State and Federal wastewater discharge regulations.