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California River Watch alleges sewage facility is illegally discharging pollutants into Napa River

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2019


SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A river watch organization alleges the operators of a Napa sewage collection facility are illegally discharging pollutants in a river.

California River Watch filed a complaint on Aug. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the Estate of Rose Mary Moore, Napa County Public Administrator, Napa County Public Guardian and the County of Napa alleging violation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act.

The plaintiff alleges that Estate of Rose Mary Moore is the owner of a sewage collection and treatment facility in Napa and the remaining defendants are the facility's current operators. The plaintiff alleges the defendants are illegally discharging pollutants into the Napa River and adjacent wetlands.

The plaintiff is seeking relief of $54,833 per violation/per day, interest, attorneys' fees and costs and just relief. The plaintiff is represented by Jack Silver and Jerry Bernhart of California River Watch in Sebastopol.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:19-CH-05399

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