TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 21, 2019
An environmental non-profit intends to sue Nashville and Davidson County for alleged clean water violations, Fox 17 reports. Tennessee Riverkeeper is filing suit against the city for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act for making new sewer connections in areas that have chronic river overflows. “Riverkeeper found 146 overflows reported in the sewage collection system from February 2017 to the present. These overflows are responsible for well over 4,775,800 gallons of raw sewage going into the Cumberland River and its tributaries,” Riverkeeper founder David Whiteside said. They are asking for a total of $37,500 in fines for each violation.