Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2021, 3:13 PM

Michigan Dairy Farm Penalized for Stormwater, Waste Violations

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

A Michigan farm agreed to pay a civil penalty and repair its waste storage ponds, resolving the federal government’s claim that it violated its stormwater permit, according to a federal district court decision.

Walnutdale Family Farms LLC, a dairy farm owned and operated by Kevin Lettinga, had elevated amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus in its wastewater discharges, the U.S. alleged. The farm will pay a $33,750 civil penalty to address the alleged violations, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan said in a decision finalizing a consent decree Monday.

The U.S. alleged the company failed to report ...

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