Mass. City To Spend $50M On Sewer Upgrades

Law360, New York (August 26, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT) -- Revere, Mass., has agreed to pay a $130,000 civil penalty and spend roughly $50 million to reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage from its wastewater collection and storm sewer systems.

The city's sanitary sewers — which are designed to keep wastewater separate from stormwater before the wastewater is transported to a treatment plant — have overflowed during numerous storms and on other occasions, resulting in untreated sewage that spews into rivers, creeks and brooks, according to a complaint and simultaneous consent decree filed Wednesday in the...
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