We invite comments on the modification of NPDES permit no. WA0991008 issued to Hughes Farms.
The proposed modification includes:
- Additional monitoring for E.coli
- Development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
- Development of the maximum design flow rate for the treatment lagoons
You may view the draft permit, fact sheet addendum, and related documents at Hughes Farms or visit the Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS) website.
We regulate wastewater released from municipalities and industries using the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Wastewater Discharge Permit. This permit regulates wastewater that goes directly into lakes, rivers, Puget Sound, or the ocean (surface water). All wastewater must be treated before it goes into surface water to protect human health and aquatic life. Learn more about water quality individual permits.