Massachusetts Real Estate Developer Will Pay $48,000 for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

EPA alleged that Farfard Real Estate and Development Corporation did not follow its Clean Water Act permit in Ledgemere Country Residential Development, Maplebrooke Commons Condominiums and Lakeview Estates.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleged that Farfard Real Estate and Development Corporation in Massachusetts did not follow its Clean Water Act permit in two communities – Ledgemere Country Residential Development in Uxbridge and Maplebrooke Commons Condominiums and Lakeview Estates which are both in Bellingham. The company will pay a $48,000 civil penalty for the allegations.

According to EPA, Fafard failed to adequately put in place and maintain erosion controls at each of the sites, which could lead to sediment washing into waterways. The EPA said the company failed to follow the terms of its permits for discharging stormwater from the three construction sites.

EPA found the allegations after inspecting all three sites in 2018. After notifying Fafard, the company quickly worked to resolve erosion control issues at all the sites.

For more information regarding stormwater permits in New England, visit the EPA website at: https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/npdes-stormwater-permit-program-new-england

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