EPA joins suit against city sewer commission

Good news for the Mystic River:

"The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has filed a Motion to Intervene in U.S. District Court in a case against the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) for violations of the Clean Water Act.  The United States is seeking to join a case filed earlier this year by the Conservation Law Foundation," according to the official Press Release. The lawsuit against the Boston Water and Sewer Commission alleges that the City is violating the Clean Water Act by failing to prevent raw sewage and pollutants from entering MA waterways, including the Mystic River. These discharges have allegedly occurred through both Illegal sewer connections to the BWSC storm drain system and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). (Read about MyRWA's SSO program here.) This case brings further attention to the Mystic River and strengthens cleanup efforts.

Read the Boston.com article here.

Read the Conservation Law Foundation statement of response here.