Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 12:17 pm in Lafayette.
EBMUD will be paying $72,000 for environmental violations caused as a result of spills from their drinking water system in 2010.
One of the spills occurred when a weld on a pipe in Lafayette broke. The resulting spill dumped 23,000 gallons of water into Lafayette’s Reliez Valley Creek. According to environmental regulators with the¬†San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the spill caused a¬†substantial¬†increase in sediment in the creek.
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board handed down the violations to EBMUD ¬†as a result of their belief that EBMUD showed carelessness, which caused the spills.