"We are unaware of any variation from their standard permit process or requirements," she said. "The county only expects to be treated just like any other entity requesting a discharge permit.”
An EPD spokesman said the agency has not had time to review the petition and offered no comment.
On Aug. 18, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a wastewater discharge permit to Forsyth County for a direct discharge into the Chattahoochee below Buford Dam within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The permit allows for 6 million gallons a day of treated wastewater.