State to hold public hearing Dec. 5 on Brunswick County wastewater permit modification

Raleigh, NC

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a public hearing in Bolivia on December 5 to accept comments on a modification to Brunswick County’s wastewater permit for its Northwest Water Treatment Plant.

Brunswick County has applied for the modification to discharge treated wastewater to Hood Creek and reverse osmosis wastewater into the Cape Fear River. The Northwest Water Treatment Plant is located at 3954 Clearwell Drive Northeast in Leland.


WHAT:      Public hearing on Brunswick County’s modification to the wastewater permit for the Northwest Water Treatment Plant

WHEN:     6 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019
                   Speaker registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers
                    Brunswick County Government Complex
                    30 Government Center Drive NE
                    Bolivia, NC 28422

All comments presented at the public hearing will be considered in DEQ’s final determination regarding permit issuance and permit provisions. Written comments on the draft permit should be mailed to: Wastewater Permitting, Attn: Brianna Young, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-1617. Comments may also be submitted by email to: Please be sure to include “Northwest Water Treatment Plant” in the email’s subject line. The comment period ends on December 5.

The draft wastewater permit is available online at: A copy of the draft wastewater permit is available upon request by contacting Brianna Young of the Division of Water Resources at 919-707-3619, or by email at: Printed copies of the draft permit and related documents may be reviewed at the department’s Wilmington Regional Office. To make an appointment to review the documents, please call 910-769-7215.


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