Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
1,000 gallons of oil illegally dumped in Utah sewer

The Associated Press

First Published Mar 18 2014 10:57 am • Last Updated Mar 18 2014 07:00 pm

Syracuse • Authorities in Davis County are trying to find whoever illegally dumped about 1,000 gallons of used motor oil into sewer lines last month.

Officials with the North Davis Sewer District say operators at a Syracuse water treatment plant noticed a patch of oil flowing into the station the morning of Feb. 21. The plant was not damaged.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Sewer district manager Kevin Cowan told the Standard-Examiner he suspects the culprit is the driver of an oil pumper who sent the oil into a manhole in the wee hours of the morning.

Cowan says there are no suspects. The person responsible could face fines and citations.

Officials with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality say it’s odd for someone to dump oil when it can be readily recycled.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.