Truck driver charged for dumping thousands of gallons of waste into storm drain
Posted July 3
PHOENIX, AZ — A truck driver has been indicted with one count of unlawful discharge and one count of criminal damage by a state grand jury.
In August 2016, Michael Wayne Higgins worked as a tanker truck driver for Emergency Pumping & Plumbing.
Higgins allegedly dumped thousands of gallons of sewage into a storm drainage system at the Austin School for Exceptional Children Phoenix West Campus.
The storm drainage system flowed from the parking lot to a grassy area that was used as a playground.
The cleanup allegedly cost nearly $4,000.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality assisted in the investigation.
Assistant Attorney General Adam J. Schwartz is prosecuting this case.