DEP Tightens Johanna Farms Sludge Disposal Permit
I just received a letter (full text below) from DEP to Johanna Farms – DEP has added additional restrictions and controls on the land application of the wastewater sludge residual on area farms, including the controversial Fulper operations in West Amwell.
This move by DEP was prompted by my complaints and those of other residents, but is not a formal response to our recent petition to revoke the Johanna permit.
Obviously, revocation of the Johanna permit would be a better solution than tightening the conditions of the existing permit.
However, I have not fully reviewed the DEP letter and discussed it with neighbors so make no comment on it here today pending further review. Here is the text (the original DEP letter is available upon request):