The state said the city's Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Dystem is out of compliance. Samson was then fined $5,100.
Mayor King hopes to get the fine reduced and establish a corrective course of action. The state Environmental Agency wants to reduce the amount of treated discharge flowing into the Pea River.
The city of Enterprise's Wastewater Lagoon was also cited last summer by the agency, but the town reduced its fines after coming up with a plan to increase water rates for improved treatment equipment.