Cape Cod Resort Settles Green Group's Clean Water Suit

Law360 (February 18, 2021, 3:04 PM EST) -- A seaside Cape Cod resort will pay $369,000 and replace its wastewater treatment facility to settle a Clean Water Act suit claiming groundwater pollution at the beach club was causing noxious algae outbreaks, according to a Thursday filing in Massachusetts federal court.

U.S. District Judge William G. Young approved the settlement between the owners of the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich — including Longwood Venues & Destinations Inc. and Wychmere Harbor Real Estate LLC — and the Conservation Law Foundation, which claimed in the 2018 suit that the resort's lax wastewater practices were violating the Clean Water Act.

Wychmere has agreed to pump...

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