Violations at Gatlinburg Waste Water Treatment Plant

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The State of Tennessee department of Environment and Conservation releases a 2006 report on the Gatlinburg Waste Water Treatment Plant.

On September 11, 2003 the Division of Water Pollution Control conducted a Compliance Evaluation Inspection. They review the plant's records and found reported violations in the outflow of water, collection system overflows and bypasses of treatment.

The plant also reported to the Division of Water Pollution Control their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System violations from April 2003 through April 2005. They include violations of ammonia limits, carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand limits, whole effluent toxicity limits, pH limits, settleable solids limit, total suspend solids removal/limits, bypasses of untreated water and collection system overflows.

The plant was sited but the Department of Water Pollution Control says that repairs and improvements have been made to the plant.


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