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Settlement of State Enforcement Action Alleging Illegal Water Main Extension

On January 21, 2010, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted a settlement in People v. Warren, IPCB No. 09-22, which concerned a water main extension allegedly installed onto the Carlyle North water system, along Bull Frog Lane near the intersection with Walcott Road in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.

The State alleged that the defendant violated the Illinois Environmental Protection Act by (1) causing or allowing the change of or addition to an existing public water supply without first obtaining a construction permit issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and (2) causing or allowing an alteration, change, or addition to an existing community water supply in a manner that may affect the sanitary or mineral quality of the water or the adequacy of the supply of the water where a construction permit had not previously been obtained by the official custodian of the community water supply.

Under the terms of the settlement, the defendant does not admit the alleged violations, but he agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5,000.

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