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Developers pay fines for stormwater runoff

Posted July 15, 2009 3:59 p.m. EDT

— The developers are two area subdivisions have paid fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because excessive stormwater runoff violated the Clean Water Act, officials said Wednesday.

BBS Builders and Development Co. LLC paid $15,000 for violations at the Mitchiner Hills subdivision in Clayton, and Louisburg Plaza LLC paid $5,000 for violations at a subdivision in Louisburg.

When left uncontrolled, water pollution can deplete needed oxygen or otherwise result in the destruction of aquatic habitats, as well as the fish and wildlife that depend on them. Water pollution can also contaminate food, drinking water supplies and recreational waterways, posing a threat to public health.