- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California sewer district has agreed to pay a $225,000 fine to the state for 80 spills over three and a half years, including one that dumped raw sewage into a suburban creek.

The spills covered by the settlement between the Sacramento Area Sewer District and the state dumped a total of 300,000 gallons of sewage between March 2012 and November 2015.

The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday (https://bit.ly/2o6v58I ) that the district also faces potential enforcement action over more recent spills that happened when heavy rain overwhelmed a pipeline system.

District officials say they’re taking steps to make sure sewage stays contained in the future.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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