Meadow and Petersburg fined by TCEQ - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/3/09

Meadow and Petersburg fined by TCEQ

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Commission On Environmental Quality, or TCEQ, has fined Petersburg, Texas and Meadow, Texas because of their wastewater systems.

The City of Petersburg has been fined $2,300 by TCEQ. TCEQ says the violation is failure to maintain a wastewater treatment facility at optimum performance.

Public records say it's the third time in five years for the city to be cited for this violation.

In July, a TCEQ staffer noticed weeds in Petersburg's wastewater pond. Sludge had filled the pond. Public records say Petersburg agreed to make corrections and agreed to pay the fine.

Also on the agenda, the agency will fine the City of Meadow in Terry County. The fine will be $1,680 for failure to maintain adequate safeguards.

TCEQ says Meadow did not have a backup system to prevent wastewater pollution in the event an electric power loss. The city agreed to pay the fine and to install a backup generator back in June.

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