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Lexington, Kentucky Clean Water Settlement

(Atlanta, Ga. - Mar. 14, 2008) - The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) in Kentucky has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed $290 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, and to reduce pollution levels in urban storm water. In addition, LFUCG will pay a civil penalty of $425,000 to the United States and implement two federal and two state environmental projects valued at $2.73 million that will provide additional environmental benefits to the Lexington community.

For additional information, contact:

Paul Schwartz
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960
(404) 562-9576