For instance, it now has a zero discharge policy for industrial wastewater; instead of releasing wastewater to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), 100% of this wastewater is now recycled.
What does POTW stand for?
POTW stands for Publicly Owned Treatment Works
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We have 12 other meanings of POTW in our Acronym Attic
- Player of the Week
- Poem of the Week (website)
- Point Out the Women (Dota clan)
- Pokemon of the Week (video gaming)
- Post of the Week
- President of the World
- Princess of the World (Barbie dolls)
- Problem of the Week (education)
- Project of the Week
- Publicly Operated Treatment Work
- Punisher of the Weak (gaming website)
- Passion of the Young (festival)
- Person of the Year
- Photographer of the Year (award)
- Picture of the Year (photojournalism contest)
- Player of the Year (various organizations)
- Playmate of the Year
- Post of the Year
- Potyvirus Group
- Preferred Optimum Temperature Zone (veterinary science)
Samples in periodicals archive:
According to a Clean Water Act settlement filed in January that modifies a 1998 agreement, the Sewerage & Water Board, which operates the publicly owned treatment works that serves the citizens of New Orleans, has agreed to continue to repair its aging sewage collection system.
Environmental Protection Agency to issue grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance to small and rural communities to assist them in obtaining grants from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Funds, Additionally, grants to nonprofit organizations would be used to provide "technical assistance and training for rural and small publicly owned treatment works and decentralized wastewater systems to help meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act," according to the bill summary.
They pay Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) to take their contaminated water and then clean it.
Facilities discharging to publicly owned treatment works, or existing indirect discharges, were required to comply with pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES) by Oct 31, 1988.
The Clean Water Act violations concern allegations of overloading the wastewater treatment lagoons at the City of Wakefield's publicly owned treatment works (POTW); discharging pollutants from a large pile of poultry waste into Logan Creek without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) at its Husker Pride poultry concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) (one of Waldbaum's seven poultry farms); and improperly dumping process sludge waste from its egg processing facility at two of its other poultry farms rather than spreading on the ground in accordance with state standards.
Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs)--often faced with a limited ability to control highly variable wet weather flows--must propose alternatives, assess impacts and proactively communicate with regulators and the community during wet weather events.
The survey finds that user fees and upgrades continue to drive spending at publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) across the country.