State officials have fined 11 local government agencies in the greater Sacramento region a total of $663,000 for water pollution violations.
The fines were announced Friday by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. A minimum fine of $3,000 is levied for each violation of a pollution limit, which are self-reported by treatment agencies as part of required monitoring.
In the Sacramento area, the penalties include:
Placer County, $303,000 for violations of coliform, mercury, ammonia, aluminum and other limits at treatment plants discharging to Rock Creek and Miner's Ravine.
City of Roseville, $54,000 for violating coliform limits at Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant, which discharges to Pleasant Grove Creek.
City of Woodland, $45,000 for discharges of selenium, ammonia and coliform from a wastewater treatment plant discharging into Tule Canal and Yolo Bypass.
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, $21,000 for violating manganese, copper, chlorine and other limits discharged to the Sacramento River. Each entity has 30 days to pay the fine or file an appeal.