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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:00 pm

The Regional Water Control Board fines the city of Galt. The complaint charges the city of Galt with civil liabilities which represent the sum of accrued mandatory minimum penalties of $3,000 per violation, and the accumulations total $108,000!

More than half of the violations, all but one occurring after January 2005, are a result of sediment originating in the wastewater storage reservoir. Elevated concentrations of wastewater solids began to occur following the expansion and modification of the storage reservoir, which was completed in 2005.

The city modified the Effluent Storage Reservoir Pond to increase the available storage volume, to accommodate additional home building. In May 2005, the prior Public Works director gave notice he was leaving the city - there was a conflict in management procedures between the prior council under the leadership of Darryl Clare.

Work is underway to install a bypass pipeline, bypassing the storage reservoir. Utility rates will continue to pay for permit violations until the bypass pipeline is completed with full compliance, expected by May 1.

John Slaughterback

Galt

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1 comment:

  • posted at 1:47 am on Mon, Feb 16, 2009.

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    I guess Galt and Lodi use the same playbook:http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/board_decisions/tentative_orders/docs/a1886_transmittal_and_prop_order.pdf At least your city leaders will talk about it after the facts have been uncovered and not continue to hide it.

     

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