Goshutes agree to improve public water system

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The Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians has agreed to pay a fine for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act and make improvements to its public water system.

Those actions will settle a July civil complaint filed by the federal government in U.S. District Court against the tribe. The complaint alleged the violations involved the Skull Valley Band's operation of the water system and the tribe-owned Pony Express Store, a convenience store that provides water to the community.

The civil penalty is $1,250 and the improvements will cost $3,750, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge Dee Benson approved the settlement on Thursday.

Pamela Manson