What is groundwater? Why is it important to protect it? How does it get contaminated and how long does it take to clean contaminated groundwater? And more.
When to file for a permit, which permit to file, and more.
Description of the permitting process for facilities that discharge 10,000 gallons per day or more of sanitary wastewater, discharge any amount of industrial wastewater, or use reclaimed water in conjunction with a discharge.
Groundwater discharge, reclaimed water, stormwater, NPDES, industrial wastewater, residuals, sewer permits, and wastewater-operator certification forms.
MassDEP regulates the discharge, treatment, and storage of industrial wastewater to protect water resources in the Commonwealth.
Regulating pollutant discharges to groundwater in Massachusetts to ensure protection of the sources and compliance with the Surface Water Quality Standards (see 314 CMR 4.00).
Groundwater Discharge Permitting Policies & Guidance
Design, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Small Wastewater Treatment Facilities with Land Disposal - Guidelines file size 2MB
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A technical guide for individuals involved in the design, construction, and use of small wastewater treatment facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Nutrient Loading Approach to Wastewater Permitting and Disposal
Guidance for the Department and applicants in applying nutrient-loading parameters to wastewater permitting.
- Massachusetts Dairy Farm Milkhouse Wastewater Pilot Program
Pilot program that allows dairy farms to discharge wastewater from processing dairy products (such as milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt) to vegetated areas where plants will treat the wastewater before it reaches ground water.