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 firstname.lastname@example.org.