Environmentalists Sue California Cities For Alleged CWA Permit Violations

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San Francisco Baykeeper is suing two California cities in federal district court for alleged violations of their Clean Water Act (CWA) municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits by allowing discharges of bacteria pollution into numerous local waterways including South San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper hopes the lawsuits will prompt local agency officials to negotiate improvements to their wastewater and stormwater discharge systems to reduce or eliminate the pollution and make litigation unnecessary, a source with the group says. “The discharge...