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Industry, Municipalities Back Wastewater 'Blending' But States Urge Caution

November 07, 2018
Municipal and wastewater industry groups are urging EPA to drop any Clean Water Act (CWA) limits on wastewater “blending” and claiming any rule to limit blending is beyond the agency's statutory authority, but states are taking a more cautious approach that backs blending while calling for regulatory safeguards against possible abuse. Responding to the agency's call for pre-proposal input on a planned blending rule, commenters generally pushed for a policy that allows the practice. Their comments range from arguments that...

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