A developer from Ga. Accused of polluting wetlands, lake


Law360 (July 23, 2021, 3:53 p.m. EDT) – A Georgia residential and commercial developer has been the subject of a lawsuit alleging he allowed contaminated water from a construction site to drain into culverts and drainage pipes that polluted nearby wetlands and a lake in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The lawsuit, brought by a garden club and environmental group in Georgia federal court, accuses Trilith Development LLC and its vice president for construction and development, Rick Halbert, of violating general permits granted to a project development near Fayetteville, Georgia.

The Crystal Lake Garden Club and Flint Riverkeeper LLC said in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, that the runoff from …

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