Chattanooga To Make $250M Sewer Upgrades To End CWA Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT) -- The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., agreed Tuesday to pay more than $475,000 in civil penalties and implement $250 million worth of improvements to its sewer system, in order to resolve Clean Water Act claims over untreated raw sewage overflows.

Settling a suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the state of Tennessee and environmental group Tennessee Clean Water Network, Chattanooga pledged to comprehensively analyze and rehabilitate its entire sewer collection system to prevent future discharges, according to the consent decree. The city will also implement...
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