A Newtown, Conn., carwash owner is under investigation for allegedly pumping wastewater into a watercourse, according to a report by The News-Times. George O. Visneyi is scheduled to appear April 22 before the Wetlands and Watercourses Commission. He faces $7,500 in fines and could be required to pay cleanup costs if determined responsible for the illegal dumping.
Newtown’s wetlands enforcement officer said she observed two men at Newtown Car Wash pumping wastewater from a manhole onto grass that neighbors the carwash property, according to the article. The oily discharge reportedly spilled into a stream that feeds a pond at the bottom of the hill. In addition, the officer also discovered a second discharge running into a storm drain.
Preliminary soil tests indicated that oil was present in the dirt. Additional soil and water test results are expected April 13.
A clean-up crew hauled away 120 yards of soil and 3,000 gallons of liquid.
The News-Times: Newtown investigates car wash owner