Public Notice -Mudcreek Discharge Elimination System Permit


Notice of Application for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit to Discharge Treated Wastewater Into Waters of the State of Georgia.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has received a new NPDES permit application for reissuance of an existing NPDES permit. Having reviewed such application, the Environmental Protection Division proposed to issue for a maximum term of five years the follow permit subject to specific pollutant limitations and special conditions:

City of Valdosta, Post Office Box 1125, Valdosta, Georgia, 31603, NPDES Permit No. GA00200222, for Mud Creek Water Pollution Control Plant located at 1638 New Statenville Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31603. Up to 3.22 MGD of treated wastewater is being discharged to Mud Creek in the Suwannee River Basin. The draft permit also includes effluent limitations and monitoring requirements for the expanded flow of 5.7 MGD.

Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed determinations are invited to submit same in writing to the EPD address below, or via e-mail at, no later than thirty (30) days after this notification. If you choose to email your comments, please be sure to include the words “NPDES permit reissuance - Mud Creek Water Pollution Control Plant – GA0020222 (Lowndes County)” in the subject line to ensure that your comments will be forwarded on to the correct staff. All comments received prior to or on that date will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the application. A public hearing may be held where the EPD Director finds a significant degree of public interest in a proposed permit or group of permits. Additional information regarding public hearing procedures is available by writing the Environmental Protection Division.

A fact sheet or copy of the draft permit is available by writing the Environmental Protection Division. A copying charge of 10 cents per page will be assessed. The permit application, draft permit, comments received, and other information are available for review at 2 MLK, Jr. Dr., Suite 1152E, Atlanta, GA 30334, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information contact: Benoit Causse, Wastewater Regulatory Program, phone (404) 463-1511 or email

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