Settlement: Quincy will spend $100 million to repair sewers

BOSTON — The city of Quincy agreed Wednesday to invest some $100 million over more than 10 years to repair its stormwater system.

The city was sued two years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. attorney’s office for violations of the Clean Water Act. Officials found its wastewater system was discharging pollutants into nearby waterways.

The repairs must be completed by 2034, and the city will pay a civil penalty of $115,000.

A spokesperson for the mayor’s office said the agreement would not put a further burden on taxpayers.