A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the city of Leavenworth has now been finalized.
The settlement was reached in response to the city’s reported violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
Leavenworth city commissioners voted Dec. 8 to spend $85,000 for the settlement.
Of that amount, the city will spend $38,800 on a project to address stormwater problems in area of Ottawa Street between Seventh Street and Broadway.
The remaining $46,200 will be paid to the EPA as a civil penalty for violations related to sanitary sewer overflows in the city.
(Read more: News – The Leavenworth Times – Leavenworth, KS)