Bloomberg Law
March 31, 2023, 4:13 PM

Fargo Dumped E. Coli-Polluted Water Into Red River, Suit Claims

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

Fargo, N.D. has repeatedly dumped wastewater polluted with E. coli into the Red River for years, an environmental group alleged in a complaint filed in federal court.

Citizens for a Clean Environment LLC gave Fargo notice that it intended to file suit under the Clean Water Act in September 2022, claiming that the city violated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit limits for E. coli, suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand levels, and pH levels.

Fargo claimed that the group had inaccurate information and said it had plans to expand and upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, so the group delayed its ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.