Helena – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the Blackfeet tribal utility Two Medicine Water Company in which the Company will pay a $40,000 penalty violations of water discharge permits at the Browning Lagoon Wastewater Treatment Facility and Two Medicine Water Treatment Plant.

EPA and the Company reached the proposed penalty agreement to address the Company’s past violations at its two treatment facilities, including unpermitted discharges of pollutants into a tributary of Willow Creek and a tributary of Two Medicine River, and the failure to complete required monitoring, reporting, and facility operations and maintenance activities. EPA says the Company has taken productive steps to remedy past violations.

This proposed agreement is subject to a 30-day public comment period, which begins today, and continues through January 19, 2023. Read the public notice and learn how to provide comments HERE.

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