EPD Reduces Fine Against Ringgold

21 08 2008

We now know the amount of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division fine against the city of Ringgold, following a NewsChannel 9 investigation.

The Environmental Proptection Division fined the city $1,000 for the raw sewage leak into South Chickamauga Creek. The fine was reduced from $5,000, with the remainder going to clean-up.  The city has already spent more than $100,000 to pump out this storage pond and fill it. We discovered unsafe amounts of fecal matter came from the pond and drained into South Chickamauga Creek Catoosa county has agreed to reimburse the city with your tax dollars.

The drainage happened because the city never connected the sewage to Moccasin Bend, even though all it needed was a ten foot connection.After our investigation, the City connected the line to Moccasin Bend.  The City, County and E-P-D have not given an answer of why that connection didn’t happen earlier.

Read more here.

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