Save the Sound drops Great Neck lawsuit

May 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Water

Save the Sound, Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (“GNWPCD”), and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYDEC”) submitted a stipulation of discontinuance in an appeal by Save the Sound against the NYDEC and GNWPCD. The parties agreed to the discontinue after confirming that the plant’s nitrogen upgrades have been completed and the GNWPCD is no longer violating the nitrogen requirements of its Clean Water Act permits.

Save the Sound, based in New Haven, Conn., and Mamaroneck, New York, brought the appeal in fall 2012 in response to a steady record of violations at the plant. The plant missed federally-mandated nitrogen reduction targets in 2004 and 2009, and at the time of filing did not yet have the capacity to meet its 2014 targets. In the months preceding May 2012, the plant was dumping an average of 526 pounds of nitrogen into the Sound daily, more than double its permit limit of 238 pounds per day.

The District was also consistently violating its Clean Water Act permit limits for other pollutants, including Fecal Coliform, Total Residual Chlorine, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), BOD percent removal, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and TSS percent removal.

For more on this story, visit: Great Neck Sewage Treatment Plant Fixes Problems, No Longer Violating Clean Water Act | Green Cities Blue Waters.

Be Sociable, Share!
Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment