The Jersey City, New Jersey, Municipal Utilities Authority has agreed to spend more than $52 million on repairs and upgrades to its sewer system and pay a civil penalty of $375,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations. United States v. Jersey City Mun. Utils. Auth., No. n/a (D.N.J. proposed consent decree lodged 7/19/11). The proposed agreement would settle allegations that the utility failed to properly operate and maintain its combined sewer system resulting in releases of untreated sewage into the Hackensack and Hudson rivers, Newark Bay, and Penhor Creek. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, the utility would also repair some 25,000 feet of sewer lines over the next 78 years and invest $550,000 in a supplemental environmental project. The proposed consent decree is subject to public comment and court approval.