11/21/14 3:15 p.m.
The city of Lima was fined and given a number of steps to take following decades of sewage spills into the Ottawa River.
The Toledo Blade reports Lima settled with the state of Ohio, U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Justice for a $147 million investment in its water system plus a $49,000 fine for violating the Clean Water Act.
Lima will be required to double its treatment capacity to 70 million gallons a day, as well as separate storm and sewer lines. They will also have to get a new 13-million-gallon storage tank and pump system to reduce overflows. The city also agreed to replace trees that are sick or dead near the river for more than $218,000.Read More →