Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is that a sewage pipe or are you just glad to see me?

A nice stroll down a unnamed stream near a unnamed establishment, ( on going investigation so I can't name names) led me to this stunning but all to familiar sight .  A straight pipe discharging into a stream, I don't understand how I can find 40 - 60 of these a year for the last ten years and it never seems to slow down. I will send the land owner a notice of violation, if they remove it in 30 days there is no penalty even though the pipe was galvanized and weathered (obviously old). State law only allows me to take them to court if they do not comply with the notice and even then it is only a class C misdemeanor. When I an not analyzing soil or engineering septic systems I look for stuff like this. I will be posting more pictures in the future so more people might get the idea of what is actually going on. Your pal the Envirocapitalist.


  1. It is refreshing to know that there are professional out there who care. Thank you for paying attention.

  2. Im sure glad you found that... Its pretty gross to think I take my kids craw fishing in the local creeks that have raw sewage being dumped into it.