Truck Driver Accused Of Illegally Dumping Sewage In School Parking Lot

Michael Wayne Higgins

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is always looking for low hanging fruit and a Phoenix area tanker truck driver gave them just what they wanted.

A State Grand Jury indicted Michael Wayne Higgins on 1 count of Unlawful Discharge and 1 count of Criminal Damage, both class 5 felonies.

In August 2016, Higgins was working as a tanker truck driver for Emergency Pumping & Plumbing when he 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 school’s parking lot into a grassy area that was used as a playground. It is alleged that cleanup costs were nearly $4,000.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality assisted in the investigation of this case.

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