Memphis To Make $250M In Sewer Repairs To End EPA Suit

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Memphis, Tenn., has agreed to make roughly $250 million in repairs to eliminate raw-sewage overflow from its sewer systems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday, revealing the city would also pay a $1.29 million penalty to resolve a Clean Water Act suit.

Under the consent decree, Memphis will have to enact specific protocols to ensure that its sewer systems are properly maintained and operated to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, the EPA said.

“The improvements required by this settlement agreement will bring lasting...
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