Tennessee Riverkeeper intends to sue Decatur Utilities


A local organization is suing Decatur Utilities for violations of the Clean Water Act.

On Friday, March 29, Tennesee Riverkeeper, Inc. sent a Notice of Intent to Sue to Decatur Utilities WWTP for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act.

In a press release, David Whiteside, Founder of Tennessee Riverkeeper, stated: In 2019, in Decatur Alabama, there have been 50 sewage overflows totaling more than 6,400,000 gallons of untreated sewage entering our waterways.

According to non-profit, the Decatur Utilities Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) has had 245 total overflow violations, with an estimated total volume between 22,204,488 and 24,749,988 [gallons] since April 2014, as reported by Decatur Utilities.

The non-profit organization says they intend to file suit against Decatur Utilities in federal district court within 60 days.

A copy of Tennessee Riverkeeper’s Notice of Intent to Sue is below.

Source: Tennessee Riverkeeper

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