EPD Proposes Settlements with Gainesville, Cumming Over Sewage Spills

26 08 2008

 

By Ken Stanford Editor, Access North Georgia

ATLANTA – The state has proposed settlements with the City of Gainesville and the City of Cumming over sewage spills.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) wants $6,250 from Gainesville and $1,500 from Cumming.

The filings were among several involving northeast Georgia interests that were were released Monday.

The Ellijay water pollution control plant (proposed $750 settlement), Unicoi State Park near Helen ($150), Georgia Cumberland Academy in Gilmer County ($750) and Gilmer County’s Oakland Elementary School ($500) were also included.

Each of the filings and proposed settlements come under the authority of the Water Quality Control Act, according to EPD.

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