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Altoona Water Authority Reaches Nitrogen Discharge Limit

Article-Altoona Water Authority Reaches Nitrogen Discharge Limit

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The Altoona Water Authority has reached it's allowed nitrogen discharge amount after high amounts of leachate processing.

Altoona Water Authority is expected to have brought in $2.3 million in revenue from treating landfill leachate. In the process, however, the organization has discharged nitrogen from the leachate process into a stream. This makes this level of processing unsustainable for the community meaning locals have to make the decision whether to accept the leachate or nitrogen. Believing the nitrogen is a more manageable issue, the Altoona Water Authority will continue to function but at a lower capacity.
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