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Shreveport's $650,000 price tag in fines for Water and Sewer

All for the consent decree...

    In 12 years time, it'll mean no more raw sewerage, backups, and stagnant groundwater. The agreement just filed in federal court Tuesday.
By June 12th the city must pay a $650,000 fine for violating the clean water act for a number of years. The city says it's already in the budget. 

"I have some problems being fined and having a huge workload. It does seem a little odd we're paying the federal government for project we're doing ourselves," city councilman Oliver Jenkins said. 

However, the city has been proactive in both finances and the timeline. At this point the city sits about eight months ahead of schedule. 
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