City Enters Agreement to Correct Sewage Treatment Problems

After a long history of sewage problems including foam floating down the River from the M. C. Stiles Sewage Treatment Facility, an enforcement action was filed against the City of Memphis. Yesterday, two years later, the City reached a settlement agreement with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Under the agreement, the City will assess areas near Cypress, Cane, and Lick Creeks, develop three large infrastructure projects one of which is the Wolf River interceptor, and have written policies and procedures for operation and maintenance activities.

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For the consent decree, click HERE.