Michigan Resolves Kingston Violations

Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester announced that the agency has entered into an Administrative Consent Order with Kingston, Tuscola County, to resolve civil violations occurring at the village’s wastewater stabilization lagoon that included multiple effluent operation violations. In addition, the village installed a drinking water main without obtaining a permit in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

The consent order requires the village to pay a civil fine of $31,875, conduct appropriate corrective actions, and reimburse the agency for enforcement costs. As part of the compliance program contained in the consent order, the village has agreed to evaluate and correct the village’s sanitary sewer collection, evaluate the village’s lagoon capacity, submit a written findings report, and repair any deficiencies and capacity problems identified within this report.

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