Latta in violation of consent order regarding town’s water system, DHEC says

Latta in violation of consent order regarding town’s water system, DHEC says
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LATTA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control says the town of Latta is in violation of a consent order regarding the town’s water system.

According to DHEC documents, the order was executed on Aug. 14, 2018.

DHEC most recently informed Latta in February the town will face nearly $6,000 in civil penalties for not complying with its most recent order.

In June 2018, the town’s water system was downgraded to unsatisfactory due to a leak that developed on the Diversified Plastics tank and the town’s lack of progress in correcting deficiencies, documents show.

Latta’s water system supplies 833 taps and consists of two groundwater wells and one treatment plant.

Documents show DHEC required the town to submit a “Corrective Action Plan addressing chronic effluent toxicity and ultimate oxygen demand.” The town was also ordered to pay the department a penalty of $5,950 by February.

It is unclear based on the documents provided if the town has complied with the order.

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