Consent Decree

Consent Decree Filed January 2, 2015

The Consent Decree is an agreement between the City of Fort Smith, the EPA, and the Department of Justice to reduce sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). SSOs result when untreated sewage is accidentally discharged from the sanitary sewer collection system into public waters of the United States (i.e., rivers, streams, etc.). The Consent Decree requires the City to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the sanitary sewer system and to develop projects that will address sewer capacity deficiencies. Click below to view a copy of the Consent Decree and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).