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The EPA issued Findings of Violation and Order for Compliance (Docket 10-002) to the City of Marlborough (Permittee) in the matter of NPDES Permit No. MA0100498. This issuance, dated December 10, 2009, applies to the Marlborough Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant which discharges its effluent into Hop Brook. The following is an excerpt of Section IV, Order, from the document.
IV. ORDER

1.     By February 1, 2010, initiate planning and design of the treatment facility upgrades necessary to comply with the Phosphorus limits in the NPDES Permit.

2.     By October 15, 2011, complete design of the treatment facility upgrades necessary to comply with the Phosphorus limits in the NPDES Permit.

3.     By May 1, 2012, initiate construction of the treatment facility upgrades necessary to comply with the Phosphorus limits in the NPDES Permit.

4.     By January 31, 2014, complete construction of the treatment facility upgrades necessary to comply with the Phosphorus limits in the NPDES Permit.
REPORTING
5.     Through January 2014, the City shall provide by each July 1 and January 1 a report identifying what steps the Permittee undertook to comply with this order in the previous six months and what steps the Permittee will undertake in the following six months to comply with this Order.