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EPA Proposal on Wastewater “Blending:” What are the Implications?

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In North Carolina, where sanitary sewers are separate from sewers that carry stormwater, wastewater treatment capacity has not been a priority issue because only extreme rainfall events might threaten treatment capacity. A proposed Environmental Protection Agency policy would allow wastewater blending of primary and secondary treatments as long as permit limits are met. North Carolina does not currently have a blending policy, but may consider a policy that would recognize varying circumstances statewide.