STORM WATER PLAN Huntington Faces $156 Fine For Improper Storm Water, Plan In Place
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Mar. 12, 2012 10:24 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012 4:10 PM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Huntington City Council has come up with a plan to save tax payers more than a hundred thousand dollars, after being slapped with a fine by the EPA.
A few months ago, the Environmental Protection Agency fined Huntington and 40 other cities for not properly dealing with storm water run-off.
Storm water carries contaminants and other debris into creeks and eventually into the water supply. Monday night, Council Members heard a plan that would involve green programs that would help them meet standards for a storm water plan. Rain barrels and rain gardens are part of the plan along with planting more trees throughout town.
City leaders meet with EPA officials Thursday to present their plan with hopes to have the $156,000 fine decreased to $15,000 dollars.