Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls Friday agreed to pay $100,000 in forfeitures because of water pollution violations stemming from a 2008 construction incident.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice brought six charges against Lunda relating to the company’s work on a sanitary sewer lift station near County Highway PP in the city of Plymouth.
Lunda’s discharge was regulated by a water pollution control permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, according to a release from the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office.
Lunda’s violations of the permit were discovered through DNR water testing on April 4 and 5, 2008. The DNR also found — on April 8, 15 and 16, 2008 — Lunda’s wastewater treatment system, known as silt bags, were “visibly failing to prevent discharge of (sediment in the water),” according to the release.