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MDEQ fines City of Hattiesburg for wastewater penalties

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The city of Hattiesburg has to hand over 8-thousand dollars to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

According to a statement from the city, last month Hattiesburg received a notice of violation from MDEQ for exceeding the wastewater discharge limits set in February of this year.  This comes as the city is in the process of improving its wastewater treatment system.  The statement went on to say the city has authorized the payment of 8-thousand dollars in stipulated penalties to MDEQ for the excesses, which were caused by the stirring up of wastewater during improvement projects at both the North and South lagoons. 

City officials added they do not anticipate further exceeding the discharge limits, as lagoon improvements near completion.

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