Information from WYSH Radio
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has ordered Oliver Springs to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant or face a hefty fine. The state gave the town until August 31, 2015, to correct the problems outlined in the order, including several violations in the past few years dealing with system overflows and E. coli contamination.
The plant discharged water into Poplar Creek.
If the problems are not corrected by the end of August 2015, the town could face a fine of up to $175,000.
The state also issued a moratorium on adding any new sewer customers. [Read more…]