City of Leavenworth ordered to pay $85,000 for Clean Water Act violations

The city of Leavenworth will need to spend $85,000 after the Environmental Protection Agency found it violated the federal Clean Water Act.

Between 2010 and 2015, the EPA discovered the city’s water treatment plant near the Missouri River was not fulfilling the requirements described in its permit. The EPA also documented 19 sewer overflows during that time, resulting in sewer water draining into navigable waters.

As a result, the city must pay $46,200 in penalties and spend $38,800 making improvements to its storm water system, according to the EPA.

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