FARMINGTON, Mo. (KSDK) – A Farmington-based manufacturing and metal plating firm has agreed to pay a $135,000 settlement to the Environmental Protection Agency for contaminating the city's water supply, according to a news release.
SRG Global manufactures chrome-plating and other parts for the automotive industry. In 2008, the city of Farmington began investigating discharges from the plant after high levels of nickel were found in wastewater.
The city later determined that the plant was responsible for the contamination.
In other to maintain future compliance with pretreatment standards, SRG Global will upgrade its wastewater pretreatment system for metals removal. The upgrade is supposed to be finished in 2014.