July 11, 2012

AG, DEEP take action against Old Saybrook car wash

Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty took legal action Wednesday to prevent Old Saybrook's Carisma Car Wash, LLC from allegedly discharging wastewater onto nearby property.

The commercial car wash, located at 227 Boston Post Road, has been discharging water containing soaps and cleaning solvents into a wooded area behind the business since October 2011, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court.

The court issued a temporary injunction Wednesday and an initial hearing is scheduled for July 23.

The state is seeking court orders to stop the practice permanently, as well as civil penalties and other costs of investigating, controlling and abating the violations, and remediating the site as necessary.

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