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Sewage plant hearing postponed

On Monday, July 20, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) granted Middlesex County’s request to postpone action on a permit for the proposed Saluda wastewater treatment plant.

The State Water Control Board (SWCB) was scheduled to consider the permit application on Thursday, July 23.

The county wants time to determine the feasibility of “land application,” which is applying the treated wastewater to land instead of discharging it into Urbanna Creek.

In the letter to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requesting the postponement, Middlesex County Administrator Charles Culley wrote, “The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) has been studying the potential of land application of our discharge along with the discharge from the Town of Urbanna.”

More details will be posted at as they are received.

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posted 07.20.2009

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