A Louisiana water utility that treated millions of gallons of freshwater for a large company has been fined $5 million for violating the Clean Water Act.
The Louisiana Department of Environment and Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that the state’s Department of Environmental Quality found that the utility had violated the Clean Air Act in the spring of 2015 when it treated millions more gallons of water than it was supposed to.
Louisiana regulators said the company, the Aquiline Group, was in violation of federal regulations governing the release of water from wells that are located within 10 miles of a wellhead.
The agency said the violations occurred during a three-month period beginning in June 2015.
Louisian regulators said there were at least 10 cases in which the company did not comply with federal regulations.