Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0041696 Lake Rhodhiss WWTP


Public Notice
North Carolina Environmental Management Commission/NPDES Unit
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1617
Notice of Intent to Issue a NPDES Wastewater Permit NC0041696 Lake Rhodhiss WWTP The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposes to issue a NPDES wastewater discharge permit to the person(s) listed below. Written comments regarding the proposed permit will be accepted until 30 days after the publish date of this notice. The Director of the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) may hold a public hearing should there be a significant degree of public interest. Please mail comments and/or information requests to DWR at the above address. Interested persons may visit the DWR at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 to review the information on file.  Additional information on NPDES permits and this notice may be found on our website:, or by calling (919) 707-3601. The Town of Valdese [PO Box 339, Valdese, NC 28690] has requested modification of NPDES permit NC0041696 for its Lake Rhodhiss Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Burke County. This permitted facility discharges treated municipal and industrial wastewater to Lake Rhodhiss, a class WS-IV;B;CA water in the Catawba River Basin. This modification request is for replacement of the existing chlorination and dechlorination disinfection with peracetic acid disinfection and reassessment of monitoring frequency reductions for ammonia, fecal coliform, BOD and TSS. This discharge may affect future allocations in this segment of Lake Rhodhiss. (Public Notice will run in The Morganton News Herald on 1/13/24.)

Send Comments To:
Water Quality Permitting Section
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
Comment Period Ends: 2/13/24