Houston Sued Over Recurring Sewage Overflow Issues

Law360 (September 21, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT) -- An environmental group filed suit against the City of Houston on Friday, alleging its sewer system has overflowed thousands of times over the last several years in violation of its Clean Water Act permit, an action that the federal government has moved to block.

Bayou City Waterkeeper filed its suit in Texas federal court a day after a similar complaint was submitted jointly by Texas and the federal government. The environmental group said the city's sewer system has suffered from repeated "sanitary sewer overflows" where the untreated wastewater entered the Houston Ship Channel and other waters that are regulated by the...

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