Ind. City To Pay $155M To Fix Sewers, Settle CWA Claims

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Elkhart, Ind., has agreed to spend $155.6 million to update its wastewater controls in order to settle claims that it illegally dumped untreated sewage into three rivers, according to a consent decree filed Tuesday.

The city will also pay $43,500 in civil penalties each to the federal government and Indiana for violations of the Clean Water Act, according to the settlement.

Elkhart allegedly allowed untreated wastewater to pour into the St. Joseph River, Elkhart River and Christiana Creek during dry weather, in violation of its National...
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