I don't think I have ever heard of the state imposing a fine on a local municipality. Salisbury must have done something really 'crappy' And they "agreed" on the amount of the fine? WTH?
The state of Maryland has fined Salisbury for problems at the wastewater treatment plant.
The fine covers sewage overflows and permit violations over the last several years. City Administrator John Pick says most of those problems occurred during the $80 million upgrade to the plant which used a new design.
The city of Salisbury says that design was flawed. Officials filed a lawsuit against the company O'Brien & Gere in October.
Salisbury contends the plant upgrade doesn't remove enough nitrogen to meet Maryland permit standards.Snatched; WBOC.COM