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New Port Richey’s Domestic Wastewater Permit Renewal

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 2, 2023

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued the city of New Port Richey a Notice of Draft Permit for renewal of its domestic wastewater/National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (DW-NPDES) permit. 

DEP Announces a Public Meeting for New Port Richey’s Domestic Wastewater Permit Renewal

A public meeting will be held on Oct. 11, 2023, to allow an opportunity for the public to provide input on the draft permit as well as ask questions and obtain information about the draft permit and permitting process. 

WHAT:      Public Meeting – New Port Richey Domestic Wastewater Draft Permit Renewal
WHERE:   New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center
                  6630 Van Buren St. 
                  New Port Richey, FL 34653
WHEN:     Oct. 11, 2023
                 4 to 7 p.m. EDT

The draft permit would authorize the continued operation of the existing domestic wastewater treatment plant that processes up to 7.5 million gallons per day (MGD). The treated effluent is then recycled through a reclaimed water facility. The draft permit prohibits any untreated discharges and authorizes only wet-weather treated discharges that are to occur if/when the influent flow is above 8.4 MGD. 

DEP is committed to protecting Floridians and our state’s natural resources and ensuring the state’s environmental laws are followed. DEP will only issue permits that are protective of Florida’s environment and meet all requirements of state law. 

The facility’s documents, including the draft permit, are available online. 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) are asked to contact Stacie Taylor at 850-245-2072 or Stacie.L.Taylor@FloridaDEP.gov at least ten (10) days before the meeting. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice). 



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