Chappaqua Firm Sued For Dumping Toxic Waste In Drinking Water Source

Might want to double up on those water filters!

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing Chappaqua Septic—a septic tank and cesspool waste service company—for illegally dumping waste into a stream in New Castle. That stream, which flows into the New Croton Reservoir, accounts for 10 percent of  New York City’s “East-of-Hudson” drinking water system. Tests confirmed that in addition to raw sewage and septic waste, the stream was, as a result, contaminated with high levels of bacteria associated with human waste.

The penalty? The lawsuit filed by Cuomo in the State Supreme Court in Westchester, seeks $100,000 for violation of New York’s clean water laws, up to $11,250 for violating the state-issued permit for waste disposal, and also the total cost of the investigation and cleanup of the pollution.

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