The city of Elkhart, Indiana, has agreed to spend $155.6 million to upgrade its wastewater controls and pay a $43,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it allowed untreated wastewater to discharge into the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers and Christiana Creek over the past several years in violation of its NP DES permits. United States v. City of Elkhart, No. 11-328 (N.D. Ind. Proposed consent decree lodged 9/6/11). According to the proposed consent decree, the city must build several controls, including pump stations, several large storage facilities for wastewater overflows, overflow plugs and interceptors, and additional disinfectants, over the next 18 years. The proposed consent decree is subject to public comment and court approval.