The Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Wastewater Regulatory Program has been delegated the authority by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer permits for the treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial wastewater under the Clean Water Act. A permit is required from EPD for any facility that intends to discharge, land apply, or inject wastewater or fluid within the State.
See all information about Wastewater Permitting on the EPD site.
Types of Permits:
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
- Land Application System (LAS)
- Industrial Pretreatment
- Underground Injection Control (UIC)
- NPDES and LAS General Permits
- Permit Conditions: Limitations and Monitoring
- Reporting and Special Permit Conditions
- Permitting Strategies & Reasonable Potential Analysis
Water and Sewer Infrastructure Funding:
- Projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are administered by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA).
- Water and sewer infrastructure projects funded by the State of Georgia Fiscal Recovery Fund, American Rescue Plan Act Funds (State ARPA) were awarded in 2022 and are administered by the Georgia Office of Planning and Budget
Wastewater Disposal Engineering & Technical Guidance:
EPD has established a technical design review process in addition to the permitting process for new or expanding facilities. A permitted facility that plans to modify a treatment component, furthermore, may be required to submit certain documentation to EPD.