LARKSPUR (CBS/AP) – A Marin County sanitary district is blaming a construction company for two sewage spills that resulted in the discharge of more than 2.5 million gallons of wastewater.

The Ross Valley Sanitary District has filed a lawsuit against JMB Construction Inc. of South San Francisco, claiming the company damaged a sewage line and was responsible for construction debris in one or two lines.

Ross Valley officials say those actions were directly responsible for the spills in December. About 1.8 million gallons of sewage poured out in Larkspur amid heavy rain on Dec. 22.

An 840,000-gallon overflow in Kentfield occurred days earlier.

The suit, filed last week, seeks more than $650,000.

William Tarantino, a lawyer for JMB, said the district has not considered its decision to disable a pumping station without an adequate bypass during a rain storm.


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