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City of Dallas Storm Water Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The City of Dallas, Texas has reached an agreement with the federal government requiring the City to spend in excess of $3.5 million in a comprehensive effort to decrease the amount of pollution entering the city's stormwater system, the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlement requires the City to construct two wetlands at an estimated cost of $1.2 million-one along the Trinity River, and one along Cedar Creek near the Dallas Zoo-and to pay a civil penalty of $800,000.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Kaczka Brantner
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW MC 2243A
Washington, DC 20460