Truck Driver Indicted - Accused of Illegally Dumping Sewage in School Parking Lot

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 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.

Assistant Attorney General Adam J Schwartz is prosecuting this case.

Full copy of the Indictment.