The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is conducting this survey to estimate the costs to utilities and ratepayers for each of the Great Lakes states should "Prohibition of Sewage Dumping in the Great Lakes," Sec. 428 of S. 1645, become law. This legislation requires all publicly-owned wastewater treatment works that discharge directly or indirectly to the Great Lakes to eliminate all combined sewer overflows (CSOs), including overflows discharged in compliance with a CSO Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) or consent consent decree. It would also require POTWs to eliminate discharges of blended effluent that otherwise meet standards established in an agency's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit during peak wet weather events.

All information provided in this survey will be kept confidential and not distributed. Please answer these questions to the best of your ability – your best estimate is all that is necessary. If you do not have some of the information requested, simply skip these questions. Partially completed surveys cannot be saved.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Pat Sinicropi, NACWA's Senior Legislative Director, at

Agency Information and Background (all information will be confidential)

* 1. Agency name:

* 2. City/County served:

* 3. Service area population:

* 4. Number of Households:

* 5. Name of receiving waters:

* 6. Percent of collection system combined:

* 7. Percent collection system separate:

* 8. Number of CSO incidents per year since 2010:

* 9. Number of SSO Incidents per year since 2010:

* 10. Current Dry Weather Design Flow @ POTW:

* 11. Current Peak Wet Weather Flow @ POTW:

* 12. Number of miles of combined sewers:

* 13. If you are a CSO system, do you have a Long Term Control Plan in place: