LOS ANGELES — An environmental group is suing a California company, alleging violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Our Clean Waters filed a complaint Nov. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against LMC Enterprises, doing business as Flo-Kem Inc., and Does 1-10, alleging failure to exercise reasonable care and caution for the protection of the environment.

According to the complaint, Our Clean Waters, on behalf of the general public, seeks declaratory and injunctive relief for damages suffered from the defendants' use of substances that contain hazardous materials including diesel fuel, gasoline, lubricants, transmission fluid, antifreeze, used oil, paint, organic cleaners and solvents, that are being discharge into the waters of the United States. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to prevent the discharge of polluted storm water that adversely affects human health or the environment, and failed to implement an effective system to control and treat polluted storm water.

Our Clean Waters seeks trial by jury, declaratory relief, civil penalties of $37,500 per day for all violations, restore the quality of waters impaired, court costs and all further relief the court deems just. It is represented by attorney Scott L. Levitt of Levitt Law APC in Seal Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-cv-08149

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