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Window Maker Releasing Pollutants into Puget Sound, Suit Says

June 22, 2021, 6:33 PM

A door and window manufacturer in Washington state violated water quality standards, polluting Puget Sound with metals, an environmental advocacy group said in a new suit in federal district court.

Waste Action Project alleged Ply Gem Pacific Windows Corp. failed to comply with its stormwater discharge permits’ monitoring, recordkeeping, and planning requirements, according to its complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The company’s violations would have been avoided if it had been diligent in overseeing facility operations and maintenance, the complaint said.

Ply Gem’s violations deprived the group of information it needs to ...