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What does POTW stand for?

POTW stands for Publicly Owned Treatment Works

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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.
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.