Brewery Fined $2.8 Million for Clean Water Act Violations
Clean Water Act Permit Compliance
When facilities discharge industrial wastewaters through a municipal system, typically the site’s Clean Water Act permit will require some form of pre-treatment. This is because municipal POTWs are not usually set up to handle all of the hazardous constituents in industrial wastes. Specifically, according to EPA, the brewery sites violated these pre-treatment permit requirements by discharging wastewater with too much biological oxygen demand (BOD), phosphorus, zinc, and more.
To settle the alleged violations, the brewer will pay a $2.8 million civil penalty and implement an environmental management system (EMS) to achieve Clean Water Act compliance.
In addition to implementing the EMS, the company will conduct audits and inspections to ensure ongoing compliance, construct a pretreatment center at one of its breweries, hire two certified wastewater treatment operators, and take other steps.
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