The Syracuse Post-Standard is reporting this morning that the DEC has stated that the draft permit for the Groton Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) should be done in late June or early July. The long awaited draft permit announcemnet will commence a 30 day public comment period. The Groton STP has been identified as a major contributor to high phosphorous counts in the Owasco Inlet and Owasco Lake.
OWLA, local officials and State Senator Mike Nozzolio have been pushing the NYSDEC for over a year to enact a more stringent phosphorus limit on the Groton STP. OWLA is urging the NYSDEC to enact a 2 lb. per day limit on phosphorous in the effluent dumped from the STP into Owasco Inlet.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Groton STP situation!
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