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Developers fined for stormwater runoff

Posted October 20, 2009

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— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined two Triangle-area developers for violating the Clean Water Act.

The violations stem from excessive stormwater runoff from their projects into nearby creeks. Runoff is a leading cause of pollution and sediment in nearly 40 percent of bodies of water nationwide that don't meet water-quality standards, officials said.

Wendell Falls Development LLC was fined $21,000 for three violations at its Wendell Falls subdivision in Wendell, while Lake Glad Commercial LLC was fined $5,000 for violations at the Highland Trails Commercial Center in Creedmoor.

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  • Jeremiah Oct 20, 2009

    "They could take precidence over NCDOT, but they don't. Again, it's all about the money, not clean water. I certainly am all for clean water; I just would like to see it equitable"

    What? A lot of it is about resources. DENR is a state agency. Can you imagine the manpoer that would be needed to oversee all DOT projects? And guess where those salaries would come from? Taxpayers.

  • veyor Oct 20, 2009

    Due to the magnitude of construction by NCDOT DENR (Department of the Environment and Natural Resources) has delegated authority over erosion control internally to NCDOT. They could take precidence over NCDOT, but they don't. Again, it's all about the money, not clean water. I certainly am all for clean water; I just would like to see it equitable.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Oct 20, 2009

    In the case of water, ignorance is bliss... if you knew what was in your water even after treatment you'd die because you wouldn't want to drink it. Ever look at those yearly reports they send out about the contaminants that were in the water?

    And a whole paragraph devoted to explaining why it's alright that some of those contaminants are in there.

  • bobbyj Oct 20, 2009

    Not sure where you get your information from but the clean water act is a federal mandate and there is NO state agency that is "excluded" from the law.

    Atlanta Is involved because that is the local office for this region.

    The permitting and NOI process is getting more and more difficult to get approved. For the record Highways with extremely small right of ways are some of the hardest areas to provided E/S controls for, because of large drainage areas and velocity of the runoff on steep slopes.

  • Scare Crow Oct 20, 2009

    this is just the three that got caught.

  • veyor Oct 20, 2009

    Meanwhile, D.O.T. has ten times as much runoff but are excluded from violations from a law giving them charge over their own erosion standards. It's all about the money.

  • Jake B Oct 20, 2009

    What does this have to do with Atlanta?

  • Frank Downtown Oct 20, 2009

    Thank you! Its about time.