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Homeowner faces fine for pumping raw sewage onto county road


Rural Elmwood (WQOW) - Some western Wisconsin motorists encounter a smelly, slippery road and now a homeowner faces a potential fine.

A Pierce County deputy was driving on County Highway G last month  when she smelled raw sewage. She says it covered the entire eastbound lane for almost a quarter mile. She also saw a motorist nearly slide off the road due to the slippery, partially frozen mess.

It turns out a rural Elmwood man was pumping his septic tank and ran a hose down his steep driveway. Officers say he apologized saying he thought the sewage would go into the ditch. 

A county highway truck arrived to scrape the sewage off the road and heavily salted the rest so it wouldn't freeze.  

Kyle McRoberts was ticketed for illegal pumping of a septic tank and for creating a nuisance and traffic hazard.

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