Septic Tank Installer Charged With Pumping Sewage Into Woods

A septic tank installer is charged with pumping raw sewage into a wooded area.

Wade Boroughs operates Gulf Coast Septic Tank System in Ocean Springs. He's scheduled to appear at a hearing on Tuesday. If convicted, Boroughs faces suspension of his licenses and a one-thousand dollar fine.

Health Department district manager, Pansy Maddox, says the charges are based on a resident's complaint to the agency about Boroughs' service.

Cassie McCurdy told authorities that she hired Boroughs to repair a backed up septic tank. She says Boroughs drained her septic tank into a wooded area on her property, after he told her his pump truck was not working properly.

McCurdy says Boroughs called the sewage ``a little fertilizer'' for the wooded area.