Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky Clean Water Settlement
Clean Water Act Agreement announced with the Sanitation District No.1 of Northern Kentucky
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced they have reached a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky. At a cost of at least $880 million, the District has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to control overflows of combined sewage and stormwater. Each year, the District has been unlawfully discharging untreated sewage and experiencing overflows of combined sewage into the Ohio River and its tributaries in amounts totaling almost a billion gallons.
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