EPD Fine's City $6,000 for sewage problems
FINES CITY $6,000 FOR SEWAGE PROBLEMS
We’ve heard complaints from many City
residents for a long time about the sewage problems in the City.
Sewage running in people’s yards and down the streets; sewage coming
up inside people’s houses in their bathtubs, sinks, etc. Several
years ago there was a Water and Sewer Bond that was passed; the
bonds were sold and the City got the money. Where is the money?
The sewer system certainly hasn’t been fixed! The EPD is fining the
City for some of the problems. Here’s a copy of the “order”
the City received; they’ve been fined $6000.
Facility: City of Monticello sewer
Location: Jasper County
Order Number: EPD-WQ-4449
Date of Issue: July 11,2005
Cause of Order: Unpermitted discharges/spills to White Oak Creek and
Requirement(s) of Order: Comply with all
sampling/reporting following a major spill as required; take
to use adequate erosion and sedimentation control measures to
sediment from entering state waters in the 25 ft stream buffers
disturbing activities are taking place to repair, replace and
lines, manholes and lift station; develop map of entire collection
order to locate and have access to all of systems' lines and
submit written inspection/approval report from City's Engineering
for new lift station; provide written schedule for
areas of systems, including any infiltration, and securing manhole
prevent vandalism; submit proper monitoring plan
Settlement Amount: $6000.00
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