Weekly Flush: Watch These Portable Restrooms Take Flight

In this week's septic-related news, a viral video shows what a dust devil can do to portable restrooms, and a septic truck rollover is reported in Stonington, Connecticut

Weekly Flush: Watch These Portable Restrooms Take Flight

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Let’s kick off this edition of the Weekly Flush with a viral video believed to have originated out of Commerce City, Colorado. There’s nothing much to say about it, but you can watch a portable restroom get blasted into the stratosphere by a dust devil. Now that we have that out of the way …


County officials in Brownstown, Illinois, claim there is no enforcement protocol available to force someone to fix a leaking septic if they can’t afford it.

A reporter from KSDK News recently talked to a property owner whose creek is full of raw sewage and whose well tested positive for E. coli. After talking to the man, Ralph Younkers, the reporter spoke to a representative with the county health department, who claimed they had already ordered the neighbor to fix the tank more than a year ago and there was nothing else they could do.

“I feel filthy,” Younkers tells KSDK News. “On all my water dishes and my birdbath, there's a weird gray ring. I was walking by the dryer vent one night back by my garage, I could smell the sewer coming off my laundry. This boy is shamefully pissing on everybody. You, me, God and everybody. And he has no timeline to fix it.”

Despite numerous disinfection efforts on Younker’s well, the neighboring tank continues polluting it.


Be careful driving out there, pumpers — a septic truck rollover was reported in Stonington, Connecticut, this past week. The driver was injured and required extrication from the cab, where he was trapped but still conscious.

The man was flown by helicopter to a regional hospital. His name wasn’t available at the time of posting, but the truck is owned by Royal Flush, based out of Bridgeport.


In other news, a Virginia Supreme Court panel decided it wouldn’t hear an appeal from the state for Ashley White, who was convicted of willful negligence in the 2015 septic tank drowning of her son, Noah Thomas.

According to the state’s attorney, the attorney general has the option of asking the full Virginia Supreme Court to hear the case.



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