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EPA Improves Wastewater Treatment with Proposed Wet Weather Policy

Release Date: 12/19/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Eryn Witcher, 202-564-4355 / witcher.eryn@epa.gov


(Washington, D.C.-Dec. 19, 2005) EPA is proposing a new policy for addressing peak wet weather discharges at wastewater treatment plants. EPA's goal in proposing this new policy is to ensure that all feasible solutions are used by local governments when addressing problems related to peak wet weather and to improve treatment of wastewater to protect human health and the environment.

What: Teleconference call with reporters to discuss EPA's proposed new policy for addressing peak wet weather discharges at wastewater treatment plants.

Who: EPA Assistant Administrator for Water, Benjamin Grumbles
Nancy Stoner, Clean Water Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Ken Kirk, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Water Agencies

When: 1:30 p.m. EST, Monday, Dec. 19, 2005

Reporters may call 800-811-6040; Conference ID No. 3681094 or ask for Peak Flows teleconference.