Stamford man arrested after illegally dumping sewage
STAMFORD – Police have arrested the owner of a septic tank cleaning company for dumping the waste he collected into a sewer connection at his home to avoid disposal fees.
Robert Aillery, 58, was charged with three counts of Larceny after an 18 month investigation. Police said Aillery, the owner of Stright Septic, avoided paying disposal fees to the Water Pollution Authority by dumping septic waste pumped from customer septic systems into Stamford’s sewer system. Flow meters installed by the WPCA on Aillery’s home recorded the dumping and investigators found a hose hooked to a valve on a septic truck with the other end into a drain leading into the city sewer system.
Aillery was charged with three counts of larceny but investigators said neighbors had to put up with foul odors and raw sewage back flows into some homes.
Police said they started the complicated investigation in May 2013 with the WPCA’s Regulatory Compliance Officer who supplied the investigators with the methodology and expertise.
Police said Aillery is being held on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.