South Carolina Capital To Spend $751M To Upgrade Sewer System, Resolve Lawsuit

South Carolina Capital To Spend $751M To Upgrade Sewer System, Resolve Lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The City of Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 9 agreed to pay $750 million to improve its sewer system and spend an additional $1 million on a supplemental environmental project to restore streams and improve water quality in order to resolve a lawsuit brought by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the city's alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), according to a complaint and consent decree filed in South Carolina federal court (United States of America, et al. v. City of Columbia, No. 13-2429-TLW, D. S.C.).

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