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Granton business fined for improper waste dumping


GRANTON, Wis. (WSAU) -- A Granton business has been fined for illegally discharging wastewater. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he obtained a judgement against Billy J. Dahlke for violating wastewater laws.

Dahlke's business, BJ Septic, had been dumping numerous loads of liquid septic waste behind an abandoned farm located on US Hwy 10 in Granton.

DNR wardens received a complaint, and established surveillance of the property the next day. They observed Dahlke discharging septage from his truck into a tank that immediately drained and flowed into a nearby tributary to Jack Creek. Dahlke is licensed by the DNR to perform septage servicing and land spreading on agricultural lands but this dumping was not an approved method or on a permitted site.

Dahlke was ordered by Clark County Judge Jon Counsell to pay fines and costs totaling $29,995.80.