National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit

The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit is a Federal document issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). It is issued in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act as amended and the Massachusetts Clean Water Act, as amended.

The permit authorizes the Town to discharge from the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) located at 34 Greenfield Rd., Montague Massachusetts and from the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) also located on Greenfield Rd. near the WPCF. The CSO is permitted to discharge only during wet weather periods.

The permit sets forth conditions for the following:

  • A - Effluent Limitations & Monitoring Requirement
  • B - Combined Sewer Overflows
  • C - Unauthorized Discharges
  • D - Operations & Maintenance of the Sewer System
  • E - Alternative Power Source
  • F - Pretreatment
  • G - Sludge Conditions
  • H - Special Conditions
  • I - Monitoring & Reporting

Click on link to see the Montague WPCF NPDES Permit