Man Sentenced After Dumping Sewage In River

A Johnson County business owner is sentenced to a year in prison and fined more than two-hundred thousand dollars for illegally dumping raw sewage into the Big Sandy River less than a mile from the Paintsville public water intake.

The herald leader reports David L. Bowling, owner of Dave’s concrete products and septic service, pleaded guilty after he was caught in December 2006 dumping sludge and solid waste into the river from a truck labeled "water."

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