Ridgewood has agreed to pay a $25,000 fine handed down by the state Department of Environmental Protection for improperly pumping Graydon Pool discharge water into the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook, NorthJersey.com reported.
Last year, DEP reps say they saw village employees pumping water from the pool to the brook, the report said. DEP officials say the water contained mud and other sediments, which makes the pumping a violation of the Water Pollution Control Act, NorthJersey.com reported.
According to the report, the DEP initially levied a $50,000 fine against the village, but it was reduced through appeals.
Ridgewood has also been ordered to stop pumping Graydon water into the brook, and is now seeking bids for a company to build a discharge pipe system from the pool to the sewer, the report said.