A Long Beach resident is suing the city in regards to alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, citing that the city has failed to properly oversee leaks on connecting lines from its sewer system.
According to Newsday [paid link]: The lawsuit filed by Long Beach resident Michael Thomas claims the city is in violation of the Clean Water Act
and seeks several forms of relief, including civil fines, a requirement
that the city monitor storm water and discharges, and an injunction from
further degradation of waterways.
Newsday has reported that notice of the suit was served on Oct. 17, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
City Counsel Corey Klein asked Thomas and his lawyer to rethink the suit after Hurricane Sandy caused millions of dollars worth of damage in Long Beach, but Thomas decided to pursue the case and the suit was filed Dec. 24, Newsday reported.