BRETZ, W. Va. — A general contractor based in Braxton County is facing punishment from the state Department of Environmental Protection for violating the Water Pollution Control Act at a site in Tucker County.
Breakaway, Inc. is believed to have discharged sediment into Deckers Creek near Bretz at a work site. This altered the creek enough to violate regulations, according to a Notice of Violation issued by the DEP
The company has agreed to pay over $8,000 in administrative penalties if further violations are found after the final settlement –which is subject to public comments, which will be received until Jan. 9 by the agency. If not, Breakaway will only pay the first $3,000 of the penalty.
According to the company’s website, Breakaway, Inc. offers “services in design/build, site work, utility and reclamation.”