EPA Settlement Lands $1.1B In San Antonio Sewer Upgrades

Law360, Dallas (July 23, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The San Antonio Water System will spend about $1.1 billion in upgrades to its sewer systems and pay a $2.6 million civil fine to correct sewage spills that allegedly violated the Clean Water Act, according to a settlement proposed Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency.

A complaint filed Tuesday in Texas federal court with the proposed settlement alleges that between 2006 and 2012, SAWS had about 2,200 illegal sewer overflows and 800 violations of pollutant discharge permits, sending 23 million gallons...
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