Environmental permit affirmed for City of Columbus’s sewer system

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by: Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2114835 , Decision Date: September 14, 2021 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Judge Walker affirmed the Environmental Protection Division’s issuance of a permit to the City of Columbus for its Combined Sewer System, thereby rejecting the water works’ contention that three of the permit’s conditions—concerning effluent limitations and discharge flow into the Chattahoochee River—were unlawful.

Update:  Decision upheld on judicial review by Superior Court of Muscogee County.

Update as of June 16, 2022:  The Georgia Court of Appeals has granted an application for discretionary appeal.  The case is docketed as A22D0404.

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