San Jose Faces Raw Sewage Leak Claims In CWA Suit

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT) -- A California environmental group is accusing the city of San Jose, Calif., of violating the Clean Water Act and polluting the habitats of endangered species through leaks of raw sewage into local waters, according to federal court documents made available Tuesday.

Northern California River Watch says structurally defective pipelines in the city's sewage collection system have caused sewage system overflows into watershed areas used for drinking water, sport fishing and water recreation. The waters also serve as a wildlife habitat for rare and endangered species, the...
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