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Sanitary Sewers Remedial Measures Plans

EPA Consent Decree

The Sanitary Sewers Remedial Measures Plans will serve as a master plan to improve our sanitary sewer system over the next 11-13 years at a cost of $600 million dollars. If Lexington does not fix its sanitary sewer system, we can face fines every time there is a sanitary sewer overflow.

You can find out more about the plans by visiting our webpages about 
projects that you may see in your neighborhood, frequently asked questions, and public involvement information.

You can also read the plans, which have been submitted to the EPA for approval:
» Download Group 1 RMP Plan
» Download Group 2 RMP Plan
» Download Group 3 RMP Plan


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More About the Remedial Measures Plans

What? The Consent Decree requires that a Remedial Measures Program is established for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County (LFUCG) sanitary sewer system. This program will evaluate the sanitary sewer system to identify a cost-effective, efficient improvement plan to address recurring sanitary sewer overflows. See where the overflows are.
Who? LFUCG is required to achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act by the Consent Decree, which settled a lawsuit brought forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky against LFUCG.
When? LFUCG will continue towards Consent Decree compliance through the implementation of the Remedial Measures Program over the next 11-13 years.
Where? Improvements will occur in areas within the LFUCG Urban Service Boundary. These improvements will occur where a recurring sanitary sewer overflow occurs.
Why? The Remedial Measures Program is important because it is moving towards Consent Decree compliance. This also improves public safety, reduces the number of sanitary sewer overflows and limits potential pollutants from entering our waterways.

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Last updated: 3/17/2014 9:02:41 AM