A homebuilder has been fined more than $10,000 for discharging pollutants into a tributary of the Big Papillion Creek.
Region 7 of the Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement reached with Majestic C Team, owner and operator of the Majestic Pointe residential construction site in Omaha, for violations of the Clean Water Act.
The EPA reports Majestic C Team has agreed to pay a fine of $10,750. In addition, Majestic C will build a water quality swale adjacent to the existing water detention basin to reduce the velocity of stormwater leaving the site as well as the pollutants the stormwater might carry at a projected cost of $42,500.
An EPA inspection at the end of last year determined Majestic C Team violated terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater permit issued by the state. Inspections found a significant amount of sediment was leaving the site and flowing into the Big Papillion Creek tributary.
There is a 40-day public comment period before the agreement becomes final.