Texas utility may lose permit after wastewater violations

TROPHY CLUB, Texas (AP) - A north Texas utility district may lose its operating permit after receiving over 30 citations for state wastewater law violations over the last six years.


The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that an administrative hearing next month will determine if the Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 can renew its permit and continue handling wastewater.


The permit lets the district release about 1.75 million gallons of treated wastewater daily into Lake Grapevine tributaries. The lake is a popular recreation area and a source of drinking water.

District officials say it has already addressed the problems.


One violation involved over 7,000 gallons of sewage spilling into the lake in 2016 after a tree branch damaged a sewage pipe.


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality records show the district was fined $75,000 for the violations.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com