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Comment and Public Hearing on Synagro Sludge Plant stormwater permit Nov. 7


Submit a written comment to PADEP and sign up to speak at the November 7th public hearing on Synagro Sludge Plant stormwater permit!

Synagro’s plan to build a huge sludge drying plant on the border of Pen Argyl and Plainfield Township, PA is moving rapidly. A draft permit to allow stormwater discharge to Little Bushkill Creek from the industrial site has been released for public comment by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (PADEP). A public hearing will be held on November 7 and people can also submit written comments to PADEP on the permit: Synagro sludge drying plant industrial stormwater permit— "draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (Permit No. PA0276120)"

About the public hearing:

PADEP says they are holding the hearing because the public has expressed concerns and the agency will answer questions and receive public comment regarding the draft permit. The hearing will take place on:
November 7, 2018, 6-9:30pm
Wind Gap Middle School
1620 Teels Rd
Pen Argyl, PA 18072

Please plan to attend the Hearing and to bring family and friends. If you want to speak, sign up now to be assured a spot by emailing Whether or not you sign up, please come to the Hearing to show the high level of community concerns. PADEP rules for how to comment at the hearing (5 minutes for comment or up to 2 questions per person, etc.).

For some Talking Points for the hearing and for your written comment, click here. Visit this link for more info about sludge and “biosolids”,  and go here for other important current PADEP comment opportunities on this project.

If you want to share a flyer with people to spread the word about this hearing, you can download an informational flyer here.

Online comments are also being accepted until November 7th. You can submit an online comment to PADEP using the form below.