A Port Charlotte man was arrested Thursday for pumping septic tank contents into the storm drain in front of his home at 2139 Bermuda St.
Rodolfo Alberto Burbano, 53, was charged with littering hazardous environmental waste.
A witness reported the dumping to police. Deputies talked to Burbano who said he could not afford having his septic tank pumped by a licensed contractor.
Rodolfo Alberto Burbano
Charlotte County firemen assessed raw sewage being in the storm drain as a hazard to be cleaned up. A Charlotte County Utilities vacuum truck cleaned the sewage out of the storm drain. The Department of Environmental Protection was notified.
Burbano was jailed, then released on $2,500 bond.