PR Utility To Spend $197.5M To Fix Water Quality

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority has agreed to pay a $1.02 million civil penalty and spend $197.5 million on major water quality improvements to resolve the U.S. government's suit alleging long-standing environmental violations at 129 drinking water plants across the island.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that the parties filed a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico that requires PRASA to implement measures to properly handle harmful pollution from drinking water treatment plants that have...
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