Idaho Construction Company to Pay EPA after Pollution Incident
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho development and construction company will pay the federal government more than $14,000 for failing to prevent pollution in storm water runoffs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Jayo Development and Jayo Construction Inc. reached a settlement Tuesday after an inspector observed 14 violations during construction at a Boise subdivision in 2012. EPA inspector Pat Stoll says the company did not install the anti-pollutants measures it promised when applying for the necessary permits for the construction project.
Stoll added he attempted to warn the site operator to add the anti-erosion and sediment controls before a severe storm was expected to hit the region. However, the company did not act soon enough and muddy, polluted water was discharged into the Boise River and surrounding storm water drains.