DEP sets deadlines in Century

Mayor Gomez said he inherited a 'mess' from previous administrations on water system

Following a meeting held between the town of Century personnel and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Tuesday morning, sources said the town could face a lawsuit for not coming in compliance sooner.

"The situation is we had a meeting with the DEP on April 10 and discussed a lot of issues we've been having with the water and wastewater," said Century Mayor Luis Gomez. "All I can tell you is we've addressed every issue from the DEP since I've taken this seat, as far a warning letters, consent orders and everything. Nothing has gone unchallenged. What they are trying to do is penali...