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MADISON - A civil environmental enforcement action against the Village of Wilton for violations at its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Monroe County has been filed and settled. Wilton discharges wastewater to the Kickapoo River under the authority of a Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. An investigation by the DNR revealed that Wilton was discharging treated wastewater to the river and not sampling it as required by its permit from mid-December 2007 through April 2008. In addition, the complaint alleges that Wilton filed inaccurate discharge monitoring reports for this time period.
Wilton has agreed to pay forfeitures, costs and attorney fees totaling $7,000 for these violations. Wilton has also agreed to retain a second certified wastewater operator for six months to collaborate, consult and assist in actual operations, sampling, data entry and assess work load at the plant. This settlement was approved by the Honorable Todd Ziegler, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge, on April 26, 2011.
The violations were investigated by the DNR, who referred the matter to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Assistant Attorney General Steven Tinker represented the State.