W.Va. City, EPA Settle Sewage Overflow Suit With $23M Deal

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 8:02 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and West Virginia announced Thursday that the city of Welch had agreed to spend up to an estimated $23 million to eliminate sewage overflows, ending a Clean Water Act suit.

Welch will pay an estimated cost of $16 million to $23 million to carry out a long-term control plan to end combined sewer overflows in the city by the end of 2027. The plan includes the separation of sanitary wastewater and storm sewers, as well as upgrades to the city's treatment...
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