Weekly Flush: Septic Pumper Faces Slew of Charges for Dumping Into Sewer Line

Also in this week's septic-related news, four homes in Melrose, Massachusetts, experience what can only be described as a waste tornado after a sewer line is blocked

Weekly Flush: Septic Pumper Faces Slew of Charges for Dumping Into Sewer Line

A pumper from Onslow County, North Carolina, made the news recently for all the wrong reasons, as he’s been charged with felony robbery, felony breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, assault on a government official and communicating threats.

The accused, Kristopher Heath, is the son of a septic services business owner, and authorities say he’s been illegally dumping sewage into an out-of-service sewer line. An employee from the local sewer authority recorded an incident of illegal dumping on his cellphone after hearing complaints from area residents.

Heath allegedly took the phone out of the worker’s hands before leaving the scene, but the sewer worker was able to retrieve the phone and show police the video. Police say Heath was jailed on a $6,000 bond and could face even more charges going forward.

Four homes in Melrose, Massachusetts, recently experienced a sewage backup of epic proportions after a sewer main line became blocked.

The residents who experienced it had to leave their homes, as the bathrooms were covered in human waste, and they say it was a thing to behold. “I was getting ready for work, and then I heard a bubble,” Silvana Ortiz, tells WHDH News. “It was a crazy scene. It literally just spun and flowed out.”

They also shared some footage of the event via Twitter:

In other news, a man from Viroqua, Wisconsin, recently received a 15-year prison sentence for a vehicular homicide incident that happened in 2017.

Corey Bolstad had been driving a septic truck under the influence of amphetamines and heroin when he crashed into a 65-year-old woman’s Ford Explorer, causing it to roll over numerous times and kill its driver.

Bolstad’s truck continued down the road a few hundred feet before crashing into a house.

Investigators found heroin and syringes in the truck and reported that Bolstad’s speech was slurred and he could hardly keep his eyes open.


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