- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Durango may have to pay $55 million to upgrade its sewer plant to meet state regulations for higher water quality.

Officials say the plant is releasing more nitrogen and phosphorous into the Animas River than the new regulations allow.

According to the Durango Herald (https://tinyurl.com/l6pyq83 ), the plant has to meet the new standards or risk being placed under a consent order by the state and be barred from building any more sewer taps.

It could also result in a $25,000 daily fine.


Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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