La. Wastewater Co. Owner Gets 33 Months In CWA Case

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT) -- A former executive at two sewage and wastewater treatment service providers, LWC Management Co Inc. and Louisiana Land & Water Co., was sentenced to 33 months in prison and hit with a $300,000 criminal fine on Thursday for Clean Water Act and permit violations.

Prosecutors said the violations by West Monroe, La., businessman Jeffrey Pruett threatened local drinking water supplies and residents' health by illegally discharging pollutants and improperly operating and maintaining facilities.

"Mr. Pruett’s disregard for the law led to sewage backups in people’s homes...
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