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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Feb. 27, 2024

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Vancouver contractor must pay state for water issues

By , Columbian staff writer

Vancouver-based contractor Rotschy Inc. must pay the Washington State Department of Ecology $101,000 to settle an appeal for nine water-quality violations.

The Department of Ecology fined Rotschy Inc. $131,000 in March for damages between October 2021 and January. Inspectors reported finding sediment and stormwater runoff in nearby wetlands and Packard Creek from the company’s construction site, according to an agency press release.

The company was developing a 319-lot residential subdivision that was adjacent to the wetlands and creek.

If Rotschy Inc. doesn’t pay the fine within 30 days of it being issued, the contractor must pay the full $131,000 penalty and won’t be able to appeal the charge.

Columbian staff writer