CSPA Sues Sacramento Concrete Manufacturing Facility

On 21 May 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Jensen Precast for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. The 12-acre Sacramento concrete facility discharges polluted stormwater to Magpie Creek, which then flows to Steelhead Creek, the Natomas East Main Drainage, and ultimately to the Sacramento River.

The lawsuit alleges that the facility discharges pollutants in violation of permit conditions.  It further alleges that Jensen Precast failed to develop and implement an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Monitoring and Reporting Program.

The action asks the court to: 1) declare the Jensen Precast to be in violation of the law, 2) enjoin defendant from further violating the permit, 3) pay civil penalties for each day of violation and 4) award CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint.  Lawyers for Clean Water are representing CSPA in this matter.


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