On July 1, 2016, the Water Board Prosecution Team issued Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R6V-2016-0042 (Complaint) to the City of Victorville (City) in response to alleged violations associated with six sanitary sewer overflow events and City sewer collection system planning, operations, and maintenance. The Water Board Prosecution Team and City subsequently entered into settlement negotiations, during which three additional sanitary sewer overflow events occurred. A proposed settlement order was subsequently prepared and issued for public comment.
On May 14, 2020, the Water Board's Executive Officer signed Order No. R6V-2020-0001, a Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Order. The Order imposes a total liability of $1,500,000 upon the City, $750,000 of which will be paid to the State Water Resources Control Board's Cleanup and Abatement Fund, and the remaining $750,000 being suspended upon the City completing its proposed Supplemental Environmental Project - Old Town Septic to Sewer Conversion Project.