(11/23/13) A Granton business has been fined for illegally discharging wastewater.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he obtained a judgment against Billy J. Dahlke for violating wastewater laws. Dahlke's business, B-J Septic, had been dumping numerous loads of liquid septic waste behind an abandoned farm located on US Hwy 10 in Granton. D-N-R wardens received a complaint, and established surveillance of the property the next day. They observed Dahlke discharging septage from his truck into a tank that immediately drained and flowed into a nearby tributary to Jack Creek. Dahlke is licensed by the D-N-R to perform septage servicing and land spreading on agricultural lands but this dumping was not an approved method or on a permitted site. Dahlke was ordered by Clark County Judge Jon Counsell to pay fines and costs, totaling 30-thousand dollars.
(Thanks to WSAU for the contribution).