PR Campers v. Puerto Rican Aqueduct & Sewer Authority
Citizen suit under the Clean Water Act for violations of a discharge permit by a waste water treatment plant on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico.
We settled this citizen’s suit under the Clean Water Act , requiring Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) to upgrade a sewage treatment plant and protect Puerto Rico’s most pristine river from pollution. The consent decree required PRASA to reduce flow into its overloaded treatment plant, divert flow to a second plant, and upgrade that plant to handle the higher flow.
Cindy Gines of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and Public Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Project Director Jim Hecker are co-counsel.