Environment & Energy Report

Florida City Sued Over Raw Sewage Overflows Into Tampa Bay

July 29, 2020, 5:15 PM

The city of Largo’s failure to properly operate and maintain its sewage collection and treatment system has led to raw sewage overflows into nearby waters in violation of federal law, according to a lawsuit filed in a Florida federal court.

Each of the overflows has caused pollutants to flow into waters of the U.S. in violation of the Clean Water Act, three environmental groups say in their complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

The city has discharged pollutants without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit issued under the act on at...

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