EPA hits Dubuque with big penalty
May 2, 2011
The EPA has reached an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa, that results in a $205,000 fine and orders for $3,000,000 in improvements to Dubuque's sewer system. Dubuque is one of about a dozen Iowa cities where the EPA has taken action on sanitary sewer overflows, generally the result of combined stormwater and sanitary sewers that date back many decades. Stormwater sewer separation projects in our area have involved the installation of new pump stations
, solids-screening facilities
, and flap gates and sluice gates
in several places.
last revised May 2011