1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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WQIA Innovative Technology Grant (language only)

Item 427 #4s

Item 427 #4s

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 256, after line 14, insert:  "3.  The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to make a grant from the Fund, not to exceed $3,500,000 or 50 percent of the construction costs, whichever is less, in FY 1999 for the construction of a privatized wastewater reclamation and reuse system serving northern Rockingham County that converts existing point source discharges to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River to a land application system.  The applicant shall have obtained all appropriate permits issued in accordance with state water control laws before a grant may be awarded.  This reclamation and reuse system shall demonstrate wastewater treatment technology that eliminates the discharge of wastewater and nutrients to rivers and streams, recycles nutrients and reclaimed water for beneficial uses, while eliminating the generation of odors and organic sludge from the treatment process.  Moreover, the applicant shall provide the Director with information demonstrating the cost savings of this system for rate-payers over conventional wastewater systems.".

(This amendment authorizes DEQ to issue a grant of up to $3.5 million under the Water Quality Improvement Act for a privately-owned wastewater reclamation and reuse system in Rockingham County. Budget language stipulates that: the project must be capable of eliminating pollutant discharges into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River; all required permits be obtained before the grant is awarded; and that the system will result in a cost savings for residential and commercial users.)