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EBMUD paying up for environmental violations

By scarney
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.

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