Guilty plea in Illegal sewage dumping scheme in Greenville

Tim Howard, owner and operator of American Waste Incorporated, pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally pumping septic waste into public waste water systems on two occasions.

The first incident happened April 2, 2011 when Howard, pumped septic waste into the grease trap behind a Publix grocery store. Howard was caught while he was pumping waste into the grease trap.  The manager of the store said he had been on the lookout for illegal dumping there after previous incidents.  The septic waste affected sewers operated by Renewable Water Resources in Greenville.

On June 18, 2013, the Lyman police caught Howard pumping septic waste into the grease trap behind an abandoned Denny’s restaurant in Duncan. That system emptied into the Lyman WasteWater System.

Pumping untreated waste into the grease traps violated the federal clean water act.

Howard is out of jail on a PR bond while he awaits sentencing.

These incidents links back to an investigation into a Lyman police offer accused of intentionally destroying evidence in the Howard Case.

The charges again officer Michael Haynes were dropped in February.


NOTE : A prior version of this story reported the charges against Hames were still pending.  The error has been corrected.


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