By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough starts cost review of new wastewater permit requirements


January 4, 2023

The borough is about to begin the five-year, state-mandated process of updating its wastewater treatment plant. Borough officials are currently searching for sources of funding for what will likely be a multimillion-dollar project.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues permits to wastewater treatment plants across the nation, regulating the amount of pollutants they are allowed to release into the water. Historically, the Wrangell treatment plant has received a waiver allowing it to discharge wastewater that has not undergone full secondary treatment. Primary treatment separates...

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