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Tyler fined for dumping 363 thousand gallons of sewage


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has fined the City of Tyler $41,400 for a series of "unauthorized sewage discharges."

According to Greg Morgan, director of Tyler Water Utilities, those occurred between September 2009 and June 2010 and most occurred as a result of construction and a flooding event in June 2010.

Morgan says there were a total of 17 spills, totaling 363,200 gallons of spilled sewage. The largest spill dumped 85,000 gallons; the smallest was 4,000 gallons.

TCEQ documents show the city has resolved all the items cited in the report.

One of those discharges resulted in a fish kill that occurred in West Mud Creek.

The state and City of Tyler agreed to waive the fine and use the money instead for environmental improvements to Lake Tyler East, including repairing the Whitehouse dam.

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