EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is filing a lawsuit against Everglades City over its sewage, and Collier County taxpayers could be footing the bill.
The suit claims the city has been running its wastewater treatment plant without a permit since July 5th. That violation alone carries a fine of up to $10,000 a day.
The city has also reportedly failed to make 12 of the 24 necessary repairs to the plant to settle a lawsuit filed back in 2013.
Over the next few weeks, utility officials will figure out how much the work would cost taxpayers if the county steps in.