Fountain Creek: Colorado Springs to pay Sierra Club legal fees for lawsuit over sewage spills

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Colorado Springs was ordered to pay a fine of $35,500 in the complaint filed by the Sierra Club in 2005 after two large spills into Fountain Creek. The Sierra Club prevailed in its argument that some Colorado Springs releases of partially treated sewage violated the Clean Water Act. However, U.S. District Judge Walker Miller ruled that Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been “effective” and that Colorado Springs had made “substantial improvements” in its wastewater collection system. The Sierra Club sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. In a stipulation entered this week, the Sierra Club agreed to accept Colorado Springs’ offer for settlement of legal fees in the case.

More Fountain Creek coverage here and here.

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