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RESOLUTION NO. 829 OF 2013 RESOLUTION DESCRIBING THE ACTIONS WHICH WILL BE

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RESOLUTION NO. 829 OF 2013 RESOLUTION DESCRIBING THE ACTIONS WHICH WILL BE TAKEN BY THE CITY REGARDING THE MUNICIPAL WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT REPORT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE AND PREVENT EFFLUENT VIOLATIONS PER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THE LOUISIANA WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT SYSTEM
WHEREAS, the City of Ruston is required to inform the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (“LDEQ”) that certain actions will be taken by the City in order to maintain compliance and prevent effluent violations per permit requirements contained in the Louisiana Water Discharge Permit System under LWDPS permit number LA0036323; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen has reviewed the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention (“MWPP”) Environmental Audit Report prepared by the City dated February, 2013, to be submitted to the LDEQ; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. In order to maintain compliance and prevent effluent violations per permit requirements contained in the Louisiana Water Discharge Permit System under LWDPS permit number LA0036323, the City will take the following actions:
a) Continue efforts in the collection system for the reduction of grease buildup problems through an active public education campaign, biological/chemical treatment (application of bacteriological/chemical agents to gravity lines), and targeted line washing.
b) Upgrade pumps, motors and force mains as necessary to improve system hydraulic loading and reduce the possibility of lift station failures.
c) Continue to identify and correct line failures and joint failures in the wastewater collection system to eliminate excessive infiltration/inflow.
d) Continue in its efforts to operate and maintain the improvements and upgrades to the North Wastewater Treatment Plant, substantially completed and placed in operation December 28, 2007.
§2. This Resolution shall become effective upon final adoption and signature of the Mayor.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, on motion to adopt by Alderman Jim Pearce, and seconded by Alderwoman Glenda Howard, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
NAY: NONE
ABSENT: ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this the 4th day of February, 2013.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: February 8, 2013

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