MassDEP Issues $2,750 Penalty to Piedmont Operating Partnership in Boxborough to Resolve Groundwater Discharge Permit Violations
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued a $2,750 penalty to Piedmont Operating Partnership, LP, of Johns Creek, Georgia, to correct violations of MassDEP's Groundwater Discharge Permit regulations that occurred at the partnership's property located at 90 Central Street in Boxborough.
MassDEP's review of submitted discharge monitoring reports revealed continuing violations of the permit effluent limits for Total Nitrogen, despite the partnership's efforts to improve its treatment process. As part of a consent order, the partnership has agreed an enforceable schedule to implement more substantial capital improvements to the wastewater treatment facility.
Under the terms of the order, the partnership agrees to submit to MassDEP a completed application, design plans and a proposed construction schedule for improvements deemed necessary to bring the discharge into full compliance. Once approved, the schedule will become part of the enforceable terms of the order.
"MassDEP's continuing mission is to ensure that all permittees operate in compliance with their discharge permits in order to protect our water resources from degradation," said Lee Dillard Adams, director of MassDEP's Central Regional Office in Worcester.