The village of Wilton has settled a civil environmental lawsuit for alleged violations at its wastewater treatment plant in Monroe County in 2007-08, according to a news release from the attorney general’s office.
According to the suit, an investigation by the Department of Natural Resources revealed Wilton was discharging treated wastewater into the Kickapoo 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 the 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.