Environmental Health Investigates Possible Violation In Mule Creek's Sewage Discharge System

Environmental Health Investigates Possible Violation In Mule Creek's Sewage Discharge System 

The Amador County Environmental Health department is investigating a possible violation in the Mule Creek State Prison’s sewage discharge system.  According to reports, on Monday, both the Amador County Public Health and Environmental Health departments were notified that earlier this month Central Valley Water Quality Control Board personnel determined via sampling and laboratory analysis, that water discharged from a storm water drainage system at Mule Creek State Prison was not solely storm water or irrigation water, but was gray water, sewage, or a mixture.  The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has ordered that the Prison must cease discharge of this wastewater immediately.  Regional Water Board directed that all water from the drainpipe must be contained and properly disposed of at the prison’s wastewater treatment facility or by hauling to another approved treatment facility and that no water from this pipeline may be discharged to land or surface water without a permit.  Although access to the affected waterway is very limited, the Amador County Environmental Health department is investigating the site including potential impacts to area groundwater.  Anyone with information or questions related to water drainage at Mule Creek State Prison should contact Amador County Environmental Health by calling 223-6439.

 

Written by KVGC Staff

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