Septic tank overflow pond in Rogersville prompts TDEC investigation

OFFICE SAYS IT WILL PROBABLY BE MONDAY BEFORE WE KNOW THE IDENTITY OF A WOMAN'S BODY THAT WAS FOUND IN A SEPTIC TANK OVERFLOW POND EARLIER THIS WEEK BUT NOW, THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION IS STEPPING IN– IN A SEPARATE MATTER, SAYING THE SEWAGE POND IS ILLEGAL

NEWS CHANNEL 11'S KARISSA WINSTEAD JOINS US WITH MORE DETAILS THE DISCOVERY OF THE WOMAN'S BODY LED TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CALLING IN THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, WHICH THEN CALLED IN TDEC HAWKINS COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR GARY MURRELL TOLD ME TODAY THAT ANY SEWAGE ABOVE THE GROUND– ESPECIALLY IN A TRAILER PARK, WHERE THIS SEWAGE POND WAS LOCATED– IS ILLEGAL

THE TRAILER PARK IS ON MEADOWVIEW ROAD IN ROGERSVILLE MURRELL SAYS THE EXPOSED SEWER WAS APPROXIMATELY THREE FEET DEEP AND IT'S THE LANDLORD'S RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT IT SEWER RUNNING ON TOP OF THE GROUND IS NOT NORMAL

IT'S NOT HEALTHY IT'S NOT SAFE AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT MURRELL TOLD ME THE LANDLORD IS TRYING TO GET THE PROBLEM FIXED TDEC SAID THE ROGERSVILLE WATER DEPARTMENT TOOK SAMPLES AT THE DEPARTMENT'S FILTER PLANT AND AT STORAGE TANKS AS A PRECAUTION AND ALL OF THE SAMPLES MET SAFE DRINKING WATER STANDARDS REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE TDEC TELLS ME THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING AND STATE ACTION IS PENDING

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