Lexington has to pay thousands of dollars in sewer overflow fines

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington has to pay almost $60,000 in state and federal sewer fines for overflows in 2017.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the city is working on a $59,000,000 upgrade, but an agreement with state and federal government means the city can be fined $2,000 for every overflow.

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The paper spoke to the city’s director of water quality who says such overflows will happen, even with system upgrades.