Drainage onto the highway right of way is handled as
1. Raw sewage, septic tank
effluent, wash rack runoff, or other objectionable matter will not be permitted
to drain upon the roadside or into roadside ditches.
Effluence from a sewage treatment plant
may be allowed to drain on the right of way if the following conditions are
A. The applicant must obtain a permit
from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) - Office of
Pollution Control in Jackson.
The applicant must contact the owners of the property on which the effluence is
discharged to get their permission. Failure to obtain permission would result
in a revision to the proposed plan of discharge or not issuing the
C. The applicant must
supply written notice from the MDEQ-Office of Pollution Control documenting the
estimated discharge rate per day.
D. The determination of the point of
discharge will be based upon a case by case review of what effects the
discharge or discharge point will have on existing structures and the
maintenance and aesthetics of the highway and right of way.
E. The District Engineer shall decide upon
review of field conditions if the sewage treatment plant discharge would create
a maintenance problem. If a potential maintenance problem would be created, the
permit will be denied.
3. Violations shall be reported to the MDEQ
Office of Pollution Control and/or the Mississippi Department of