- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - The city of Rockford is expected to shell out roughly $330,000 to settle a complaint it violated clean water standards on storm water that runs into area waterways.

The (Rockford) Register Star (https://bit.ly/1FnxsIs) reports that the deal is set to come up at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

The agreement asks that Rockford pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state. It also sets set storm water management requirements that must be met to avoid further penalties.

The cost of maintaining a storm sewer system that meets the standards of the Clean Water Act is expected to be more than $5 million a year. It’s an expense that City Legal Director Patrick Hayes says the city has already taken on.

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Information from: Rockford Register Star, https://www.rrstar.com

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